2016 GOP Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump blasted popular South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy for his handling of the October Benghazi hearing on Sunday as rumors surfaced that Gowdy will soon endorse Trump’s opponent in the race for the White House, Marco Rubio.
Trump said he hope Gowdy “does a lot better for Marco than he did with the Benghazi hearings.”
According to The Hill:
“Donald Trump says Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), who is expected to endorse Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) for president this week, was a “total disaster” as chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi.
“I hope [Gowdy] does a better job than he did, frankly, at the Benghazi hearings, because they were a total disaster,” Trump said Sunday morning on “Fox and Friends,” according to the Washington Examiner.
Gowdy presided over the testimony of Hillary Clinton, who was secretary of State at the time of the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
The hearing was widely regarded as a victory for the Democratic primary front-runner.
“[Gowdy] did not win those hearings,” Trump said. “It was not good for Republicans and for the country.”
“I hope he does a lot better for Marco than he did with the Benghazi hearings,” he added.”