'Deranged hobo' and a 'loser': Conservative writer torches Trump in blistering op-ed

'Deranged hobo' and a 'loser': Conservative writer torches Trump in blistering op-ed
Former President Donald Trump speaking in Tampa, Florida in July 2022 (Wikimedia Commons)

A conservative columnist for the National Review recently torched former President Donald Trump in a blistering new op-ed.

On Wednesday, January 25, Charles C.W. Cooke expressed concern about Trump in a new piece titled, "Trump Has Completely Lost His Grip on Reality.” The conservative writer criticized Trump's recent messages as he insisted that the former president has been “ranting like a deranged hobo in a dilapidated public park."

At one point in his piece, Cooke also shed light on the downward spiral of Trump's political career as he noted how much things have changed since his first presidential run.

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“There was a point in time at which Trump’s unusual verbal effect and singular nose for underutilized wedge issues gave him a competitive edge," Cooke wrote. "Now? Now, he’s morphing into one of the three witches from Macbeth. To peruse Trump’s account on Truth Social is to meet a cast of characters about whom nobody who lives beyond the Trump Extended Universe could possibly care one whit.”

According to Cooke, Trump has opted to disregard the real issues across the country and is instead focused on “mainlining Edward Lear,” he wrote, referencing Lear's, "A Book of Nonsense.”

To back his arguments, Cooke highlighted a number of excerpts from Trump's Truth Social platform where the former president has shared unhinged remarks with very little regard for the consequences of his words.

Cooke's op-ed comes just weeks after Trump announced his 2024 presidential run in an unhinged rant shared to his Truth Social account; something that many conservatives have described as “painful” and “low energy.”

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In conclusion, Cooke believes Trump is a lost cause and that the Republican Party should turn its attention toward a more viable candidate in order to win the 2024 presidential election.

“The man lost,” he wrote. “He’s a loser. It’s time we picked a winner for a change.”

Read the full op-ed at the National Review.

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