Trump was widely criticized for his meandering answer to the softball question, in which he promoted his experience and attacked former national security adviser John Bolton instead of focusing on initiatives and policies that he would promote if he had another four years in office. .
“You make some mistakes. Like, you know, an idiot like Bolton, “Trump said during the interview.” All he wanted to do was drop bombs on everyone. You don’t have to drop bombs on everyone. You don’t have to kill people. ”
And on Saturday morning, Trump tweeted a defense of his Fox News interview, saying that Hannity “dominated television with my interview on Thursday night.”
Grassley, calling it the most important question in the interview, said Trump should have communicated to voters his desire to continue “DRAINING THE PANTS” and appoint more conservative judges for the Supreme Court.
Grassley’s criticism comes a day after he encouraged Trump to heed advice from a scathing Wall Street Journal editorial that warned that Trump could only serve one term.
“Has anyone with access to the Oval Office read the WSJ editorial ‘The Trump Referendum’ to President Trump,” Grassley wrote in a tweet on Friday. “We will not have more good Scotus judges or the best economy in 50 years as we would have if he did not follow that advice.”