If anyone was wondering what it would take to finally get neocon Bloody Bill Kristol to admit he was wrong about anything, we found out this Sunday on ABC's This Week.
RADDATZ: And, Bill Kristol, I think it was just yesterday you did a brief interview with ABC News, calling him older, wiser, richer Donald Trump would be better than Hillary.
Still think that?
BILL KRISTOL: I think he's still older and richer than Hillary Clinton.
KRISTOL: Though if she gives a few more speeches maybe she'll catch up. But, no, I don't think that anymore actually. I think it's one thing, he was a controversial character who said some useful things, I think, and brought some people into the Republican tent. But he jumped the shark (ph) yesterday.
He said to me -- no, seriously --
RADDATZ: -- to you --
KRISTOL: -- yes, seriously, no. I mean, he insulted every veteran, every -- certainly every veteran who's a POW, which is -- with these insane statements about how it's your fault that you're captured or shot down. And with total lack of respect for not just John McCain -- that I think other people made this point, Jim Webb, made this point -- for other people's military service and sacrifice.
So I'm finished with Donald Trump. And I don’t think it's going to -- he'll -- and I don't think -- I don't think he'll stay up in the polls, incidentally. Republican primary voters are pro-respect the military. And he showed disrespect for the military.
So says the man who has never found a war or military intervention he didn't want the United Sates to insert ourselves into. You want to "respect" our troops Bill? Quit pushing for endless war.
So Trump disparaging an entire race prior to this wasn't enough for him. His birther crap wasn't enough to turn Kristol off. No, saying something mean about John McCain where you can grandstand and pretend to love the troops was what it took to finally denounce him. How very brave of Kristol and his cohorts in the GOP.