Dear Commons Community,
Longtime conservative and Washington Post columnist George Will is wiping his hands clean of the Republican Party. “This is not my party,” Will told PJ Media on Saturday. Will said a Democratic presidency would be better than the alternative offered by Donald Trump. Will said a “President Trump” with “no opposition” from a Republican-led Congress would be worse than a Hillary Clinton presidency with a Republican-led Congress.
His voter registration in Maryland has now changed from Republican to “unaffiliated,” PJ Media reported. The final straw was House Speaker Paul Ryan‘s (R-Wis) endorsement of Trump, he said.
There is no love lost between Will and Trump. In 2012, Will called Trump a “bloviating ignoramus”. And Trump has called Will a “major loser.”
“Make sure he loses,” Will said of the presumptive GOP nominee. The Party needs to grit its teeth for four years and win the White House in 2020.