There have been a lot of horrible anti-Trump alliances over the past three years, but none as bad as the newest one apparently forming in the D.C. Beltway.
The original dumb duo was Hillary Clinton and Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), whose doomed presidential ticket crashed and burned after a cringeworthy eight-month run. There was Fusion GPS and the DNC. Ask Bob Mueller how that worked out. There were FBI lovebirds Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the former of whom swore that he would save western democracy and stop Trump at all costs. He failed. Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo are still fighting Trump together in those weird CNN segments where they talk to each other about their feelings. There was 5 foot 2 manlet Ben Shapiro and those shadowy billionaire Ted Cruz donors who founded The Daily Wire almost explicitly to fight Trump.
None have stumped Big Donald. Few have impeded his progress in any significant manner.
But there’s a new braintrust in town, according to CNBC.
White House Comms 11-day veteran Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci, and founder (and eventual ender) of The Weekly Standard magazine Bill Kristol are apparently forming a not-so-formidable alliance intent on stopping Trump from being re-elected in 2020.
“Anti-Trump pundit and veteran Republican operative Bill Kristol confirmed to CNBC in a few brief text messages that he has spoken to Scaramucci since the SkyBridge Capital founder had a public falling out with Trump this summer,” CNBC said. “Asked whether he has spoken to Scaramucci about trying to find another presidential candidate to replace Trump on the top of the GOP ticket next year, Kristol said: ‘Yup.'”
Context: The Mooch, trying to remain relevant in season three of the Trump presidency, bashed his former boss this week, calling him a “conman” and gaining mild support among liberals and NeverTrump types. Bill Kristol – an architect of the Iraq war – has always been an idiot, but has been successful in Washington, D.C., the only town on earth where merit is irrelevant as it relates to success.
This isn’t the first time Kristol has attempted to stage a GOP coup against Trump.
On May 29, 2016, he Tweeted the following:
Just a heads up over this holiday weekend: There will be an independent candidate–an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) May 29, 2016
That “impressive” fella was David French, of The National Review opinion section. There was only one problem when Kristol announced French’s candidacy: French didn’t know he was running. Embarrassingly, he declined Kristol’s nomination the next day.
The chances of the Mooch, whose only real asset is his well-quaffed hair, teaming up with Kristol, whose only real asset is an unreadable NeoCon publication called The Bulwark, having an impact on Trump’s 2020 success are slim, to put it mildly.
One fact remains: The gluttons for punishment in the NeverTrump crowd love a good beatdown.
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