Vox’s Matt Yglesias declared Friday night that the “conservative intellectual class” and Ben Shapiro is how we got Trump:
But as Ben Shapiro rightly points out, it was actually Yglesias who was more pro-Trump than Ben Shapiro during the primaries:
Interesting take, since Yglesias supported Trump more ardently than I did in the 2016 primaries. So much Voxsplaining. pic.twitter.com/guDzQdOZ9h
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) September 7, 2018
We remember this vividly:
From the article:
I’m more sanguine. Not out of any particular love for Trump, but because he’s actually running on a much less extreme agenda than his “establishment” rival Marco Rubio, who’s offering a platform of economic ruin, multiple wars, and an attack on civil liberties that’s nearly as vicious as anything Trump has proposed — even while wrapping it in an edgy, anxious, overreaction-prone approach to politics that heavily features big risky bets and huge, unpredictable changes in direction.
And it’s not just Ben who’s pointing this out:
I can not describe your support of Trump as ardent in the primaries or general.
— (((Howard Forman))) (@thehowie) September 7, 2018
Another nice example of how little consistency there is in punditry. Matty was more worried about Rubio than Trump but why would that matter to his career as a political commentator https://t.co/elNhlStwnr
— Ed K (@edkrayewski) September 7, 2018