The Corner

Krauthammer’s Take: George W. Bush ‘Holds Trump in Contempt’

Charles Krauthammer says George W. Bush is seeking to “separate the party” from Donald Trump:

[With Trump as the nominee, I see the Republicans] probably losing [the majority] in the Senate, probably holding it in the House.

Look, they have a nominee who they think is going to really hurt the down-ticket Republicans. I think they are probably right. They’re each running their own campaigns — that can’t be done very well.

And I think with Bush, it’s a matter of personal revenge – which I think he’s entitled to – and principle. I think he holds Trump in contempt, and I think he wants to separate the party from him.  

NR Staff — Members of the National Review editorial and operational teams are included under the umbrella “NR Staff.”

Most Popular

Politics & Policy

The Joys of Heterogeneity

The temporary shutdown of parts of the federal government is a good argument for the permanent shutdown of parts of the federal government. When one of his colleagues voiced frustration with the slow pace of conservative reform in the 1990s, Newt Gingrich replied, “Rome wasn’t burned in a day.” That’s ... Read More
Politics & Policy

The Elite Convergence

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Dear Reader (Even those otherwise occupied by their doorbell love), Like Jeffrey Epstein when the new Sears Junior Miss catalogue comes out, I ... Read More

Referenda Delenda Est

"In my country the people can do as they like, although it often happens that they don't like what they have done."      -- Winston Churchill, 1946 London During the Second World War, as U.S. power was eclipsing Britain's, Harold Macmillan, a future prime minister, reportedly said, "These Americans ... Read More