Author and conservative columnist, George Will, has decided to leave the Republican Party. Will cited his disapproval of Donald Trump as the GOP’s representative in the next presidential election. Will, along with other establishment conservatives, has been displeased with the choice of Trump as the presumptive nominee. Mitt Romney and others tried to entice a third party candidate with the aim of making Hillary Clinton the next president and having Trump suffer a devastating defeat. The #NeverTrump movement has even suggested that the RNC change the nomination rules.
Mike Huckabee was a presidential hopeful who went up against Trump and others in the primaries. Huckabee has written a letter to Will. In his letter, Huckabee doesn’t spare Will’s feelings and tells him exactly how he feels. Huckabee wrote that he respects Republican voters who chose Trump. He told Will that the GOP will continue whether he is with the party or not. Huckabee wrote that he would do anything to prevent Hillary Clinton from becoming President, and that he is ready to fight for America.
Conservative Tribune reports:
“I’m sure the party would survive if I left, and I’m sure it will survive if George leaves,” the former Arkansas governor wrote. “So sorry, George, that it had to be YOUR way or NO way, but personally, I liked your baseball writing a lot more than your political writing.”
Huckabee, himself a former candidate in the GOP primary, explained that while he wished he had won the nomination, he respects that Republican voters decided to give it to Trump.
“And it wasn’t that he barely won,” he wrote. “He got more votes than any Republican in nomination history. And Republicans ELECT our nominee, we don’t delegate the process to backroom bosses who SELECT our nominee. I’m staying and will help Donald Trump become president. George Will, Mitt Romney, Bill Kristol and a handful of others are in full-pout and have left.