Why George Will, the Famous Conservative Commentator, Has Left the GOP After Being a Republican for More than 50 Years

Jun 27, 2016  •  Post A Comment

George Will, one of the best-known conservative commentators and columnists in the country, said Sunday that he has left the Republican Party because of Donald Trump, changing his voter registration to “unaffiliated,” CNN reports.

Specifically, Trump’s recent comments about a judge prompted the move, according to Will.

Will said on “Fox News Sunday”: “After Trump went after the ‘Mexican’ judge from northern Indiana then [House Speaker] Paul Ryan endorsed him, I decided that in fact this was not my party anymore.”

Will’s announcement followed a post Sunday by Trump in which he wrote: “George Will, one of the most overrated political pundits (who lost his way long ago), has left the Republican Party. He’s made many bad calls.”

Will responded on the Fox News show, saying: “He has an advantage on me, because he can say everything he knows about any subject in 140 characters and I can’t.”

Will reportedly joined the Republican Party in 1964.

George-WillGeorge Will on an edition of “Fox News Sunday”


  1. Goodbye Will! You won’t be missed.

    Don’t let the door hit you in the caboose on the way out!

    TRUMP 2016!

  2. Looks like George sees his influence waning and needed some attention! The issue Mr Trump had with the judge is not that he is of Mexican descent but rather he is an activist and member of a Mexican activist organization. As is always important, the appearance of impartiality is as important as the impartiality itself. It is appropriate to ask the question and Mr Trump did. For Mr. Will to use this as a measurement of the GOP is a bit ridiculous. There are so many other times the GOP caved on important issues where Mr. Obama overstepped his authority, where holding up funding could have been good for the country and not challenging the administration on obviously illegal actions for example. Mr. Will could have chosen a more realistic reason.

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