Trump Fumes as Conservative Columnist Says GOP Is Rejecting Him Over Jan. 6

Donald Trump on Sunday targeted conservative columnist Peggy Noonan, claiming she's among the pundits who don't understand MAGA politics.

"I listen to all of these foolish (stupid!) people, often living in a bygone era, like the weak and frail RINO, Peggy Noonan, who did much less for Ronald Reagan than she claims, and who actually said bad things about him and his ability to speak," the former president said in a statement issued by his "Save America" PAC.

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed on Thursday, Noonan wrote that the January 6 hearings are "sinking" Trump and not helping President Joe Biden.

"Mr. Trump's national polling numbers continue underwater, but the real test will be to see those numbers after the Jan. 6 hearings are over. I believe we'll see Rep. Liz Cheney's kamikaze mission hit its target, and the SS Trump will list," she wrote.

Trump Fumes at Conservative Columnist
Donald Trump on Sunday targeted conservative columnist Peggy Noonan, claiming she doesn't understand MAGA politics. Above, the former president Trump speaks at a rally on May 28 in Casper, Wyoming. Photo by Chet Strange/Getty Images

"Both parties are rejecting their leaders, Donald Trump and Joe Biden," Noonan added. "It's a continuing tectonic shift and the story underlying every daily political story. It's building and will only grow. Both parties are starting to scramble for what's next, who's next. Both are casting about."

On Sunday Noonan also made an appearance in a panel discussion on NBC News' Meet the Press, where she weighed in on the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

"Look, you know what the Republican Party should do now? It should use this victory—if you see it that way—to change itself and become a party that helps women," she said. Some laughs broke out across the panel after she made that comment.

Meanwhile, the ex-president on Sunday also targeted National Review editor-in-chief Rich Lowry, saying he "has destroyed the once wonderful and influential National Review, the pride and joy of the legendary William F. Buckley."

Trump also slammed others, including "George Will, whose mind is decaying with hatred and envy before our very eyes, or Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes, two people who are finally out of the conversation and of no relevance whatsoever."

"Where do these people come from? They have no idea what the MAGA movement is, and even less of an understanding of America First, which is necessary, and even vital, to save our Country," the former president added in his statement.

"People like these are nasty, jealous, not smart, and of no use to the potential greatness of our Country," Trump said. "They talk, they criticize, and they complain, but they don't have the ability or talent to get anything done. They are shortsighted 'losers,' and will never understand what it takes to Make America Great Again!"

Newsweek reached out to Noonan for comment.