Even after his exit from the Republican Party, Donald Trump and George Will continue to be at loggerheads. Trump’s tweet against Will from yesterday got over 16,000 likes and was retweeted almost 5,000 times as of this writing.
George Will, one of the most overrated political pundits (who lost his way long ago), has left the Republican Party.He's made many bad calls
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2016
In the Fox News interview in the video, George Will comes back at Donald Trump with the perfect retort, showing that he can give as good as he gets.
“He has an advantage over me because he can say everything he knows about any subject in 140 characters and I can’t.”
Many agree with George Will’s criticism of Donald Trump because of the large gaps in Trump’s knowledge of topics of utmost importance for a presidential candidate. His lack of understanding of even basic facts — in foreign affairs, for example — is causing concern among many GOP members.
However, it seems that George Will has, in fact, acquired the skill of tweeting as this has not been the only quip he has used when explaining why he left the Republican Party. As reported by the Inquisitr, when he first announced parting ways with the Grand Old Party, Will had a very succinct way of putting his feelings.
“This is not my party.”
Will is hoping that other Republicans will join him in refusing to support Trump.
Republicans: Save your party, don’t give to Trump https://t.co/V0DTE4Fg27
— George F. Will (@GeorgeWill) June 23, 2016
George Will’s antagonism toward Donald Trump may hurt the Republicans in November. According to PJ Media, Will expressed the view that the United States would be better served at this time even by a Democratic president than by Trump. He was giving a speech at a Federalist Society Luncheon. George Will is reported to have said during an interview following that speech that Republicans should make sure that Trump does not win. He suggests that the party prepares for a loss and make the effort to find a suitable candidate for the next Presidential election four years from now; someone who will better represent American Conservatives.
Among those coming out as strongly opposed to George Will’s advocacy against Donald Trump is the former contender for the Republican nomination for 2016, Herman Cain, 70, who is also a radio host and political commentator.
Cain is horrified at the prospect of Hillary Clinton winning the election.
Antagonism between George Will and Donald Trump is not unique to Trump. Popular political blogger Jim Hoft reminds the public that George Will maligned Ronald Reagan in 1979, the same way he is maligning Donald Trump now. In 1979, Reagan was the Republican candidate for the presidency. In his blog, The Gateway Pundit, Hoft reproduces an opinion piece written by Will at that time and published in the Washington Post, in which Hill predicted that Reagan, too old to be president, would be defeated in his bid for the candidacy by Bush. His final sentence in the article both showed Will’s inaccurate assessment of the situation (Reagan won the elections by a landslide) and his glib style of writing.
“And I knew destiny had marked Bush for favor when I saw his thirst for diet Dr. Pepper.”
In an opinion piece for CNN, the former attorney, blogger, and comedian, Dean Obeidallah, states that the Republican Party has not been George Will’s party for a long time.
“The truth is that it hasn’t been Will’s party for a long time. Trump didn’t persuade the GOP base to embrace his extreme and at times bigoted views — he didn’t have to. Those views match up well with what the rank and file of today’s Republican Party already believes.”
Sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, David A. Clarke, is not sorry to see George Will leave the Republican fold.
BREAKING NEWS? Only the media thinks this is a big deal. Who votes on the basis of what George Will thinks? pic.twitter.com/tq7qb5xuH3
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) June 27, 2016
George Will, 75, has the credentials to be a formidable opponent for any politician who gets on his wrong side. His bio on the Washington Post website lists his accomplishments. He studied at Oxford University and earned a Ph.D. from Princeton. Will writes a twice-weekly column for the Washington Post on domestic and foreign affairs and political commentary. He has written several books and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1977. Is George Will as wrong about Donald Trump as he was about Reagan? What do you think?
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