Bill Kristol: Donald Trump Is ‘Dead to Me’

Sunday, on ABC’s “This Week,” political analyst and editor of “The Weekly Standard,” Bill Kristol said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is “dead to me,” because of his comments Saturday at the Family Leadership Summit in Iowa, where Trump said Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is “a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.”

Kristol said, “He was a controversial character who said some useful things, I think, and brought some people into the Republican tent, but he jumped the shark yesterday. He’s dead to me. … He insulted every veteran, certainly every veteran who’s a POW, which is — with these insane statements about how, [paraphrasing] ‘It’s your fault that you’re captured or shot down.’ And with a total lack of respect, for not just John McCain’s but…for people’s military service and sacrifice. So, I’m finished with Donald Trump…I don’t think he’ll stay up in the polls, incidentally. Republican primary voters are pro-respect [for] the military, and he showed disrespect for the military.”

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