In the past 28 years, Republicans have won the referendum only once in eight attempts. They still took the White House three of those eight times thanks to the electoral college.
The architect of the one Republican popular vote victory was Karl Rove. Rove was a longtime strategist for George W. Bush and now works as a commentator for Fox News.
But if Donald Trump has his way, Rove will no longer work for the network. The 45th President called for the strategist to be fired in a recent donation email.
"Karl Rove's voice at Fox is always negative for those who know how to win. He certainly didn't help Fox in the ratings department, did he? “Asked Trump.
The former president continued:
“I never had a great feeling for Karl because I disagreed with so many things he said. He's a pompous fool with bad advice and always has an agenda. He led the campaign for two senators in Georgia and did a bad job with bad ads and concepts. Should have been an easy win, but he and his friend Mitch blew it up for $ 2,000 with their $ 600 proposal. Karl would be much more at home on the disastrous Lincoln project. I heard they have numerous openings! "
INBOX: A statement from the former president of the United States about Karl Rove: pic.twitter.com/9D7pG0JLj7
— Darren Samuelsohn (@dsamuelsohn) March 5, 2021
Trump concluded his letter: "Karl Rove is all talk and no action! Next time Karl, save your election night call and keep doing a great job for the Democrats. Fox should get rid of Karl Rove and his ridiculous "whiteboard" ASAP! "
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.