Bill Kristol: Trump Is a ‘Jackass’

Thursday on CNN’s “OutFront,” while discussing President Donald Trump’s Monday night speech at the Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, political commentator Bill Kristol called Trump “a jackass.”

Kristol said, “I remember a good address from a president that didn’t serve out his term. I mean, what a jackass you have to be to speak to the Boy Scouts like this. Here you are, all-American civic thing—don’t say a word if you can’t say something nice about Barack Obama. Previous presidents would have addressed their predecessors. You say something about the presidency as a whole.”

He continued, “But of course he wouldn’t say anything nice about any of his predecessors. But he really has to attack Barack Obama, his predecessor as president of the United States?”

He added, “Barack Obama behaved in a way that is a much better example for Boy Scouts than Donald Trump.”

Ater a panel member objected, Krsitol doubled down, saying, “I don’t think it’s ridiculous. He’s a jackass. That’s an empirical statement.”

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