Bobby Jindal Announces He’s Voting for an ‘Egomaniac,’ ‘Narcissist,’ ‘Carnival Act’

Former Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was one of the harshest critics against bloviating billionaire Donald Trump during the GOP presidential primary race, lampooning the New York liberal by comparing his clownish “winning” campaign rhetoric to the famously weird drug-induced rant of actor Charlie Sheen.

All the way back to September of last year, Bobby Jindal labeled Donald Trump as “a narcissist,” an “egomaniac,” and his campaign as a “carnival act.”

“Donald Trump is not a serious candidate,” Jindal told reporters at the National Press Club in September. “He’s a narcissist. He’s an egomaniac. The only thing he believes in is himself. The reality is that I want to say what everybody is thinking about Donald Trump but afraid to say,” Jindal said.

My how quickly things change. Now that Donald Trump is now the “presumptive” GOP presidential nominee and every other of the 16 candidates have suspended their respective campaigns, Jindal is now very reluctantly admitting that he will support Trump, or at least that he will vote for him, but stopped short of a full endorsement.

Jindal revealed that his opinion of Trump has not changed, that he has not had some kind of epiphany or change of heart over Trump and he is not retracting or apologizing for his earlier sharp criticism of Trump but is simply of the opinion that the only thing worse that electing Trump would be electing Hillary Clinton.

“I think electing Donald Trump would be the second-worst thing we could do this November, better only than electing Hillary Clinton to serve as the third term for the Obama administration’s radical policies,” Jindal wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed on Sunday.

Jindal wrote that Donald Trump is hardly the “Reaganesque leader we desperately need, but he is certainly the better of two bad choices.”

After dropping out of the race, Jindal endorsed Marco Rubio in February. After Rubio suspended his campaign, Jindal sat on the sidelines.

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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