My what a difference a few years makes.

Coinciding with his speech Wednesday, Governor Perry’s campaign released a video highlighting their “biggest supporter.”

The trolltastic effort comes after Donald Trump publicly criticized Governor Perry earlier this month for failing to secure Texas’ border; criticisms to which Perry responded.

During a speech Wednesday, Governor Perry took a moment to address Trump’s candidacy. This time, Perry wasn’t so polite.

“In times of trouble, there are two types of leaders: repairers of the breach, and sowers of discord. The sower of discord foments agitation, thrives on division, scapegoats certain elements of society, and offers empty platitudes and promises. He is without substance when one scratches below the surface.”

And then he dropped the hammer:

“He offers a barking carnival act that can be best described as Trumpism: a toxic mix of demagoguery, mean-spiritedness and nonsense that will lead the Republican Party to perdition if pursued.

Let no one be mistaken: Donald Trump’s candidacy is a cancer on conservatism, and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised and discarded.

It cannot be pacified or ignored, for it will destroy a set of principles that has lifted more people out of poverty than any force in the history of the civilized world…the cause of conservatism.

I feel so strongly about this because I believe conservatism is the only way forward for this country.”

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