Last month, at a campaign stop in Iowa, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal joked that he was going to slip Donald Trump’s name into his speech randomly, to draw more attention from reporters.
Now, that seems to have firmed up into Jindal’s actual campaign strategy. On Thursday, Jindal spoke at the National Press Club with the express purpose of railing against Trump, and maybe raising his own profile in the process.
In his speech, Jindal got in a few run-of-the-mill jabs about Trump—that he’s a “dangerous man,” an “egomaniac,” a “carnival act,” and a “power-hungry shark”—along with a couple of real zingers.
“You may have recently heard and seen that Donald Trump said that the Bible is his favorite book. Yet, when asked, he couldn’t even name a specific or a single Bible verse that was important to him, that had an impact on him,” Jindal said. “Donald Trump’s never read the Bible. The reason we know he’s never read the Bible: He’s not in the Bible.”
Jindal admitted that Trump is an entertaining reality-TV star, but that does not qualify him for the most powerful office in the world.
“Just because people like watching Kim Kardashian, we wouldn’t put her in the White House either,” Jindal said.
While Jindal may dismiss Trump as nothing more than a reality TV star, he has put in the effort to cultivate friendships with the stars of A&E’s Duck Dynasty over the past few years. In June, two stars of the show formally endorsed Jindal for president.