President Trump mocked Never-Trumper Bill Kristol over the shuttering of his anti-Trump publication, the Weekly Standard, which is closing amid plunging readership and circulation.
“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,” Trump tweeted. “Too bad. May it rest in peace!”
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
The Weekly Standard was founded in 1995 by Never-Trump Republicans Bill Kristol and Fred Barnes. During the 2016 presidential election, the WEAKLY Standard joined the National Review in publishing a tsunami of anti-Trump stories in a desperate bid to derail his election.
The Weekly Standard always had a middling following, but its readership tanked spectacularly shortly after it rebranded itself as a “conservative” magazine that vocally opposes President Trump.
Anti-Trumpers slammed the president for his gleeful tweet, suggesting he was happy that people lost their jobs.
In reality, he was merely torching Bill Kristol for his relentless attacks on him and his aides ever since Trump announced he was running for president in 2015.
In May 2016, Donald Trump trashed Kristol at a campaign rally, where he predicted that the Weekly Standard would shut down soon.
Lest anyone forget, Bill Kristol and his son-in-law, Matthew Continetti — the editor of the Washington Free Beacon — did everything they could to make sure Trump would lose the election to Hillary Clinton.
The sham “Trump Dossier” — which was used to kickstart the bogus Russia collusion investigation — was originally launched by Never-Trump Republicans at the Washington Free Beacon during the 2016 GOP primaries, as BizPac Review reported.
Hillary Clinton’s camp then took over the financing of the dossier after the GOP primaries. The discredited dossier ended up in the hands of former Obama FBI director James Comey after RINO Senator John McCain gave it to him in December 2016.
This unseemly chain of events resulted in the hiring of former Obama FBI director Robert Mueller to conduct his fruitless, taxpayer-funded investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign.
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