NeverTrump Grifter Bill Kristol Attempts to Defend Trump-Challenger, Steps on a Rake Instead

Bill Kristol smiles smugly.

NeverTrump grifters like Bill Kristol and Jennifer Rubin are lining up to support Illinois radio talk show host Joe Walsh, a NeverTrumper who has been talking about challenging President Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020. "He understands the lingo of the right," cooed Rubin, suggesting that Trump's ignorant, knuckle-dragging, bitterly clinging supporters may be able to "relate" to him.

Kristol suggested on Twitter that Republicans stop "playing along" with the "crackpot" Trump and support the stellar statesman Walsh instead.:

Walsh, it turns out, has a colorful history on Twitter -- which could become problematic if the argument against Trump is that his Tweets are gauche and unpresidential.

These tweets for instance -- yikes!

Snarked AoSHQ, "Yes, I'm glad we're jettisoning the erratic Trump and his toxic tweeting for this sober-minded statesman."

OUT: Attacking Trump for the conspiracy theory that Obama was born in Kenya

IN: Supporting Joe Walsh for the conspiracy theory that Obama is a Muslim

The Federalist's Sean Davis summed up the situation very well:

Human Events' Will Chamberlain, who dug up most of the embarrassing tweets, wondered why Walsh didn't clean up his Twitter history before he announced his candidacy. Kristol had a brilliant retort:

Enter GOP political strategist Caleb Hull, who remembered that Kristol had some embarrassingly wrong hot-takes about the Covington Catholic boys back in January and went searching for them on Twitter. [Spoiler alert: He couldn't find them]

Ooof. As humiliating as that was, Kristol continued to promote Walsh on Twitter Thursday afternoon because that's what his left-wing paymasters want him to do. Grifters gonna grift.