President Donald Trump attacked The Weekly Standard and Bill Kristol in particular this morning, after the announcement that the conservative magazine is shutting down after 23 years:
The pathetic and dishonest Weekly Standard, run by failed prognosticator Bill Kristol (who, like many others, never had a clue), is flat broke and out of business. Too bad. May it rest in peace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 15, 2018
As unseemly as it is for the President of the United States to react to any publication’s end like this, it’s pretty characteristic of Trump, who has taken potshots at conservative outlets like the Standard before. He did not, however, always feel this way:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 9, 2013
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 9, 2014
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2015
Bill Kristol has been wrong for 2yrs-an embarrassed loser, but if the GOP can't control their own, then they are not a party. Be tough, R's!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2016
Kristol dryly responded after Trump blasted him:
@ me next time https://t.co/jIid2PgyLU
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) December 15, 2018
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