Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal knows that business mogul Donald Trump is a magnet for media attention. And he wants in on the action.
“I realize that the best way to make news is to mention Donald Trump. That’s the gold standard for making news these days," the underdog presidential candidate will joke in an Iowa speech Monday, according to excerpts in advance released by the campaign. "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.”
Funny. And effective: judging by social media, it's already sort of worked. Sort of.
— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) August 10, 2015
Jindal says today he will "randomly put [Trump's] name into my remarks at various points" to ensure media coverage
— Rick Klein (@rickklein) August 10, 2015
This is kind of sad. Jindal reveals he'll randomly mention Trump today so people pay attention to him. pic.twitter.com/vNIbUiKWqO
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) August 10, 2015
Bobby Jindal unveils 2016 campaign slogan: "Oh yeah. He exists."
— Luke Brinker (@LukeBrinker) August 10, 2015
I’m old enough to remember when Bobby Jindal was a rising star … and now this pic.twitter.com/JcA6jsqaMQ
— Matt O'Brien (@ObsoleteDogma) August 10, 2015
— Emma Roller (@emmaroller) August 10, 2015
So what does he plan for a follow? According to the excerpts, he's going to stick with a winning strategy: "Also…did I mention Donald Trump?" he will add.