Kristol: GOP has become ‘a cult of personality worthy of a banana republic’


Conservative commentator Bill Kristol trolled the GOP and President Trump over the holiday weekend, calling the party a “cult of personality.”

Kristol, the founder of The Weekly Standard and a vocal Trump critic, responded to a tweet from the party that showed Trump flanked by “Merry Christmas” signs at a recent rally.

“That feeling when it’s Christmas Eve,” the GOP wrote along with the photo of a beaming Trump.

“That feeling when the political party you’ve belonged to almost your whole adult life turns into a cult of personality worthy of a banana republic,” Kristol responded.


Kristol also took a jab at those who have lamented the “war on Christmas,” tweeting out an image of the painting “Washington Crossing the Delaware.” Kristol added the caption “War on Christmas.”

Trump has repeatedly said that political correctness has taken a toll on the spirit of the season, and boasted that he has gotten Americans to start “saying Merry Christmas again.”

“People are proud to be saying Merry Christmas again. I am proud to have led the charge against the assault of our cherished and beautiful phrase,” Trump tweeted on Christmas Eve.

Updated Dec. 26 at 12:04 p.m.

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