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[WATCH] George Will Asks: “When Will America Tire of Trump?”

The snarkiest among our readers will raise a weary hand when reading that headline, but Washington Post columnist George Will is serious even when offering a wry smile when he poses that question, because Trump clearly still has his fanbase of loyalists. The famously libertarian-conservative political commentator and author has never been a fan of the former guy and isn’t shy about applying his trademark wry take on Trump’s hold over his remaining followers.

As the events of Saturday’s “Justice for J6” rally turned out to be underwhelming compared to what had been expected, many breathed a sigh of relief. But the mentality that created the event in the first place isn’t going away, and neither is Trump, despite losing the election ten months ago.

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 6: Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. (photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images)

George Will has often lamented the rightward drift of the party he once called home but no longer feels any affinity toward after Donald Trump took it over. “Whatever populism is, conservatism isn’t,” Will told the hosts of “Morning Joe” earlier this week. “Populism believes that everything is clear, known to the public, and should be directed into the policy and not be refined in the Constitution. That is the antithesis of conservatism.” The veteran columnist explained that Republican elected officials didn’t necessarily agree with their party’s direction, but they were afraid to push back against their increasingly radicalized right-wing base.

 

Watch George Will’s conversation with MSNBC’s Alex Witt, below.



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