‘Never Trump’s’ Bill Kristol Releases Ad Slamming Trump over Coronavirus

The Weekly Standard Editor William Kristol (L) leads a discussion on PayPal co-founder and former CEO Peter Thiel's National Review article, 'The End of the Future,' at the National Press Club October 3, 2011 in Washington, DC. Kristol is on the advisory board of e21, the discussion's co-sponsor. Thiel argues …
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A tax-exempt group led by “Never Trump” Bill Kristol has released a new ad attacking President Donald Trump for his response to the coronavirus outbreak, featuring what the group says are Republican voters in key swing states.

Republicans for the Rule of Law, a 501(c)4 tax-exempt “social welfare” organization, released the ad on Friday.

Kristol also backed Trump’s impeachment, and called it a “huge victory” for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in January. He also ran an ad backing impeachment at a time when coronavirus had already become a threat:

The new ad is set to air during Fox & Friends on Tuesday, according to The Hill. “The coronavirus is a threat to our people. But the president’s mendacity is a threat to our Constitution,” Kristol said in a statement.

The voters featured in the video are from Pennsylvania, Michigan and Arizona, The Hill reports.

Kristol, who is active on social media, did not tweet about the virus until Feb. 29.

The founder of the now-defunct Weekly Standard, Kristol was once a prominent conservative thought leader before parting ways with the bulk of the Republican Party during the 2016 election.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He earned an A.B. in Social Studies and Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.


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