Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol continued his campaign against President Trump with a tweet asking if conservatives who are “rationalizing” the president know they are wrong.
Honest Q for conservatives who aren't just working with or around Trump, but rationalizing him: In your heart, don't you know you're wrong?
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) February 19, 2017
Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume responded by making the point that Trump’s supporters don’t take his rhetoric as seriously as they do his actions.
Actually Bill, some of us think there's more to the man than his outlandish comments, e.g. his cabinet, his regulatory moves, leg. agenda. https://t.co/6SMtq7dbSc
— Brit Hume (@brithume) February 19, 2017
Hume is undoubtedly speaking for many conservatives who support Trump. While the president has said things time and again that are very provocative and extreme, his governing style, agenda and surrounding personnel have painted a much more focused and structured picture.
I'm one of them. Was a "never Trump" till two weeks before election. He has value above his curt exterior. https://t.co/SxCSYUgJzc
— J Butler (@jbutler70) February 19, 2017
… his SCOTUS nomination… https://t.co/xEndZnK9Qv
— Fudd Rucker (@fuddrucker1) February 19, 2017
— Chris Christensen (@dwc8647) February 19, 2017
The establishment on both sides being so upset about everything Trump is a pretty good indicator to the rest of us. Elites don't get it. https://t.co/xMkQ1LBi8J
— Michael (@MDSICT) February 19, 2017
— Kylesr (@sr_kha920) February 19, 2017
Spot on Brit!!! https://t.co/TNKJvHI8Ic
— Mac's Place (@MacsPlaceCO) February 19, 2017
Many in the media and Washington establishment still haven’t figured out that so many conservatives support Trump because of what he does, not what he says.