Friday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Chris Wallace, host of “Fox News Sunday,” dismissed the relevance of National Review’s so-called manifesto aimed at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.
Wallace argued the gesture against Trump will do more for National Review’s exposure than it will do to hurt Trump.
“Honestly I don’t think it’s a big deal,” Wallace said. “The National Review, which was the kind of the bible in the early days of the conservative movement under William F. Buckley, is not what it once was nearly. So you know, I think most people, they will, a lot more people are going to see our coverage of it than are actually going to see the magazine. Look, if you want ad consistent conservative you were never for Trump in the first place. He openly admits he has shifted on a lot of these positions over the last 15 or 20 years.”
“So, I just don’t know how much impact it has,” he added. “The fact he got the endorsement from Sarah Palin this week, who obviously is pretty rock-ribbed conservative, may also blunt it. To the degree you were concerned about this I’m not sure you would have been for Trump anyway. And to the degree that you’re worried about where he is stands right now, I think Palin’s endorsement means a lot. I think this will largely do for more National Review, reminding people it exists than it will do to hurt Donald Trump.
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