In late November, Joe McQuaid, the editor of the New Hampshire Leader, surprisingly came out and endorsed Chris Christie for president in an effort to reignite a candidate that the Republican establishment could get behind. But he didn't stop there. Yesterday, he went after Trump, hard.
Trump has shown himself to be a crude blowhard with no clear political philosophy and no deeper understanding of the important and serious role of President of the United States than one of the goons he lets rough up protesters in his crowds," McQuaid writes.
"He reminds us of the grownup bully 'Biff' in the 'Back to the Future' movie series. Lo and behold, the screenwriter says that he based Biff on Trump.
McQuaid's endorsement of Christie is ridiculous for many reasons, but everybody knows that Trump would never remain silent for these types of criticisms, no matter who they're from.
In kind, Trump lashed out at McQuaid and his paper.
Trump responded to the op-ed in an interview with WMUR News 9. During the blistering six-minute exchange, Trump called McQuaid a "lowlife" and said the Union Leader was a "failing" newspaper, among other things.
"This man is absolutely terrible. And he's even told me the paper's doing absolutely terribly," Trump said.
Trump said McQuaid had asked him to play golf, but he turned the publisher down.
"I said, 'I can't play golf. It takes too long. I'm not going to be able to spend a whole day playing golf,'" Trump recalled. "He said, 'How about lunch?' Just recently we had lunch at his country club where he showed me around to everybody, to people that were friends of his. He's just a bad guy."
He added: "I never thought he'd stoop to these levels where he'd do an editorial after everything that he would ask me to do."