The Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol has defiantly opposed Trump throughout the entire primary election, promising time and time again that the billionaire businessman would not become the Republican nominee, and would definitely never become president.
Well, Kristol failed the former promise, but he seems hell-bent on making the latter come true. Now that Trump has secured the requisite delegates for the GOP nod, it looks as if Kristol has moved on to plan B, a third-party candidacy. Sure, he has threatened such a ticket for months, but a tweet sent out over the Memorial Day weekend appears to confirm that the plan has been set in motion and that details will be incoming very soon.
This news comes right as former Republican governor Gary Johnson secured the Libertarian party's nomination at their own contested convention. While the party nearly always ends up an after-thought in November, recent polling shows Johnson pulling in double-digit support.
It seems these so-called “conservative” politicians would rather siphon votes from Trump than admit that the Republican nominee has the only chance of beating Hillary Clinton. Instead, they seem more than willing to hand her the keys to the White House.
See Bill Kristol's cryptic tweet — and Trump's response — on the next page: