The Weekly Standard founder Bill Kristol tore into Breitbart News Wednesday morning following the news that CEO Steve Bannon was joining the Trump campaign, calling it a disgrace to the legacy of his late friend Andrew Breitbart.
“I knew Breitbart well, and he was a troublemaker but he was a goodhearted person,” Kristol said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “I hate the fact that it’s called Breitbart News. If they changed the name and called it Right Wing Intolerant Mean-Spirited News, that would be fine.”
“That wasn’t Andrew…” he continued. “It’s unfortunate that we’re sitting around talking about ‘Breitbart.’ It’s a disservice to Andrew’s memory.”
“We were joking around about ‘renegade’ earlier… but that’s not what Breitbart said about me. It was ‘renegade Jew,’” he pointed out. “I’m not a big ‘Oh, it’s terrible anti-Semitism’ kinda guy, but that’s a little creepy. And the charge was, why was a renegade Jew? Because I didn’t support Donald Trump.”
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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