Bill Kristol on Pro-Oprah 2020 Tweets: I Can’t Say She’s ‘Less Qualified’ Than Trump Is

“Never Trump” conservative and recently “woke”-enized Bill Kristol tweeted today in seeming support of an Oprah Winfrey 2020 run, and he explained why on MSNBC tonight.

He told Ari Melber, “I half-tongue-in-cheek encouraged her to run for the Democratic nomination, but why not? She has a better connection, I think, with middle America than Elizabeth Warren. She’s more charismatic than John Hickenlooper or a lot of those other candidates. She’s got more good sense on economics, from my point of view, than Bernie Sanders.”

Kristol praised Oprah as an “American success story” and said she would certainly be a “pretty formidable” candidate.

He conceded that he’s not aware of all of her political views, but added, “Can I honestly look at you and say that she’s less qualified to be President than Donald Trump? I cannot.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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