A neocon Never-Trump pundit who has been cast into near-irrelevance since the election of President Donald J. Trump has endorsed a likewise Never-Trump candidate in the GOP Primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Virginia.
“By the way, there’s a far better choice in the GOP primary than Corey Stewart, Nick Freitas,” said Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) June 4, 2018
Bill Kristol, who has been wrong about nearly everything since he campaigned against Trump in 2016, and who has learned from none of his mistakes, is intent on sinking with the Never-Trump ship. It is no surprise then, that he would endorse Freitas, who has an ardent Never-Trump past.
“In deleted social media posts from 2015 and 2016, Freitas referred to President Trump as a ‘5-time draft deferring ‘tough guy’ who would ‘take some candy from a small child . . . or maybe kick a kitten.’ He also wrote on social media that Trump was not a candidate for ‘liberty-minded conservatives.’
In February, Freitas riled up Trump supporters, saying that Trump ‘makes people cringe’ with some of his statements.
Freitas even shared a post written by ardent Never Trump blogger Matt Walsh during the 2016 campaign.
‘I am not a fan of Donald Trump. I have many reasons, for instance I dislike everything about him,’ wrote the edgy Walsh, apparently appealing to Freitas’ sensibilities. The post continues, describing Trump as a ‘crony capitalist,’ a ‘sensitive, petty man with a thin skin,’ and a ‘whiny trust fund baby’ with a ‘non-existent character.’ Freitas, of course, has now unshared the post.”
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Kristol will likely lose this battle too. Losing is familiar territory for him. Stewart is poised to rout Freitas, who lacks funding an name recognition, in the June 12 primary.
Will Kristol play ball for Republicans in the November general, or will he support incumbent Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine the way he supported Hillary Clinton in 2016?
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