By Joe Newby
Once upon a time, I looked up to George Will, both as a conservative analyst and as a writer. But something happened after Trump got elected. Like other Washington establishment elites who identify as either conservatives or Republicans, Will got a case of “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” So much so that he now views those who support the president as “cockroaches.”
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He made the comparison during Friday’s edition of ABC’s “The View,” Newsbusters said:
Ex-Republican and Washington Post columnist George Will appeared on The View Friday to promote his book and do the only thing right-leaning commentators are invited on television to do: bash President Trump and promote the left. Will got right to that, comparing “Trump Republicans” to cockroaches that had infested the party, to the friendly hosts. However, the tables turned quickly later, as the liberal hosts attacked him for being against reparations.
Meghan McCain began by noting Will had left the party because of Trump. She wondered if the GOP would ever return back to the days of Ronald Reagan. Will said that if Trump was re-elected, the party would be long gone. That encouraged Joy Behar to go on attack mode. Will joined in, calling Trump voters essentially cockroaches that would continue to infest the party for decades to come:
Got that? According to George Will, if you support Donald Trump and you happen to be a Republican, you are a cockroach infesting the party.
Here’s video, courtesy of MRC:
Here’s a partial transcript:
BEHAR: You know, the Trump party seems to be in what they call like a white panic that the demographics are changing rapidly that white people are going to disappear or something, and they’re in this panic state I think, and do you think that the Republican party will disappear and become extinct like the Whig party eventually? There are concerns. Are you in agreement with that?
WILL: Back in the day when we used to worry about nuclear weapons, the experts said that cockroaches could survive nuclear war because they’re just simple mechanisms. Our political parties are like cockroaches. They are simple and they will adapt. They won’t disappear, but they won’t resemble anything like we’ve had before.
BEHAR: The Republican party will not disappear?
WILL: I don’t think so. It’s very hard to get rid of these things.
JOY BEHAR/SUNNY HOSTIN: Like cockroaches!
I only have four words for Will, and I hope he takes them in the spirit they are intended: To Hell with you.
Earlier this month, I opined that radical Democrats and their allies are deliberately pushing America to the brink of a second, bloody civil war. George Will just proved that assertion correct.
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