When a candidate is insulted by another colleague in the GOP sandbox, the obvious next move is to challenge them to a pull-up contest.
That’s what former Texas Gov. Rick Perry challenged Donald Trump to.
Put up or shut up, Donald.
CBS News reports:
Trump, who’s currently leading polls of the 2016 Republican primary, told the Daily Mail on Wednesday that Perry lacks the “energy,” the “brain power,” and the “toughness” to be an effective president.
Perhaps it was that last charge that stung the most. Perry, a former Air Force captain who’s worn his tough-guy image on his sleeve during a long career in politics, fired back during an appearance at the Yale Club.
“Let’s get a pull-up bar out there and let’s see who can do the most pull-ups,” Perry said, inciting a round of laughter and applause from the audience.
Perry has become perhaps Trump’s harshest critic among the GOP contenders, calling the businessman a “cancer on conservatism” and excoriating his recent inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants and Arizona Sen. John McCain.
Trump, who rarely declines an opportunity to bash his critics, has mocked Perry’s gubernatorial record and questioned his intelligence. He said Perry should “have to take an IQ test” to qualify for the GOP primary debates, and that the former governor started wearing glasses “so people will think he’s smart.”
You see, if Trump calls you stupid, then obviously you must challenge him to a pull up contest.
Perry’s remarks came during a question-and-answer session following a speech he gave on reforming Wall Street.
Perry blamed the 2008 financial crisis on Republicans and Democrats alike, saying former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush both relaxed restrictions on housing loans and regulations on Wall Street. He said that average Americans “were screwed.”
That’s pretty interesting since Republicans have opposed regulations to Wall Street and protected them with vigilance. Some Democrats haven’t helped either. It’s almost as if Perry is mimicking Elizabeth Warren except she never challenged anyone to a pull-up contest.
She’s too busy being a warrior for the middle class to play juvenile games.
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