Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is campaigning in Iowa this week, and according to his presidential campaign, he’s adding remarks to his stump speech to target the smaller Democratic slate of candidates, rather than his GOP foes.
At least 17 Republicans already are in the running for the presidential nomination. Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a sharp lead, trailed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chaffee.
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(AP photo) Republican presidential candidate and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks during a pre-debate forum at the Quicken Loans Arena, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland.
Jindal’s adding remarks to his stump speech that make note of the growing controversy over Republican Donald Trump’s objectionable remarks, while also taking aim at the Democratic field, per his campaign.
“While the media is glued to everything Donald Trump says and hoping for Republican on Republican attacks, there is a soap opera happening on the Democrat side that needs more attention,” Jindal will say, according to prepared remarks his campaign provided to the media. “Let’s tell the truth here: This crop of Democrat candidates is terribly weak. It’s a joke. It’s a complete disaster for the Democrat Party.”
Jindal jokes that he’s going to “randomly insert” Trump’s name into his remarks to get attention.
“I realize that the best way to make news is to mention Donald Trump. That’s the gold standard for making news these days,” Jindal will say, according to the prepared remarks. “So, I’ve decided to randomly put his name into my remarks at various points, thereby ensuring that the news media will cover what I have to say.”