Washington, Sept 10: Louisiana's Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal today launched a blistering attack on leading Republican presidential rival Donald Trump, saying the real estate tycoon is not a "serious candidate".
"He is afraid of being exposed," Jindal told reporters at a news conference at the National Press Club and described Trump as entertaining and fun, who believes in just himself.
"Real danger is that Donald Trump could destroy America's chance to become great again. Donald Trump is not a serious candidate. This is a carnival act," the 44-year-old Republican candidate said. "It is time to tell Donald you are fired," he said.
In his rare news conference at the National Press Club, Jindal said Trump is shallow. "Has no understanding of policy. He's full of bluster but has no substance. He lacks the intellectual curiosity to even learn," he said.
"It's silly to argue policy with this guy, he doesn't know anything about it, he has no idea what he is talking about, he makes it all up on the fly," he said.
According to him his healthcare plan will be "fabulous" and his tax plan will be "really, really terrific. He's shallow, no substance," Jindal alleged. "He does not believe in limited government and he has told us that over and over.
From his belief in socialised medicine to his desire for tax increases, he's told us over and over that he's got no problem with big top-down style government. He's only got one real problem with Washington that hes not running it," he said.
Donald Trump could destroy America's chance to become great again: Jindal
"Donald Trump is for Donald Trump. He believes in nothing other than himself. He's not a liberal, he's not a moderate, and he's not a conservative. He's not a Republican, Democrat, or Independent. He's not for anything or against anything. Issues and policies and ideals are not important to him. He's for Donald," the Indian-American said.
"Donald Trump is a narcissist and an egomaniac. That may sound like a serious charge to make, but it is also something that everyone knows to be true, and he knows it too, and he celebrates," Jindal said.
Like all narcissists, Trump is insecure and weak, and afraid of being exposed, he alleged. Reiterating his well-known stand on immigration, economy and religious freedom, Jindal said the founding fathers did not want the United States to be a secular country.
He also criticised the policies of Hillary Clinton, the leading Democratic presidential candidate.
Jindal, the two term-Governor of the US state of Louisiana, is trailing far behind in the presidential race, having failed so far to be in the top 10 of the crowded 17 Republican presidential candidates.