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Conservative columnist George Will says he's leaving GOP over Trump

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Crabtownboy, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. Crabtownboy

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    Conservative commentator and columnist George Will says he is leaving the Republican Party because of Donald Trump -- and he's advocating that others do the same.

    In a speech at a Federalist Society luncheon Friday, he told the audience, "This is not my party," according to PJ Media, a conservative news website.
    The Pulitzer Prize winner confirmed to PJM in an interview after his speech that he had left the party and was now "an unaffiliated voter in the state of Maryland" before switching the subject.
    PJM reported that Will cited House Speaker Paul Ryan's endorsement of Trump is one of the reasons why he decided to leave the party. Will didn't say whether he'd vote for either Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton or a third-party candidate, such as Libertarian Gary Johnson.
    Will, who worked on President Ronald Reagan's 1980 campaign, also said at the luncheon that Trump as president with "no opposition" from a Republican-led Congress would be worse than Clinton as president with a Republican-led Congress.
    When asked by PJ Media about his message to conservatives regarding Trump, Will responded, "Make sure he loses. Grit their teeth for four years and win the White House."


    http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/25/politics/george-will-donald-trump-leaving-republican-party-election/
     
  2. Aaron

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    Ooooooh. Big loss. (rolls eyes)

    You'll like him.
     
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