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Bill Kristol: Trump and Moore 'are bringing out my inner liberal'

Conservative commentator Bill Kristol said that President TrumpDonald TrumpIran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed' Ivanka Trump, Kushner distance themselves from Trump claims on election: CNN Overnight Defense: Joint Chiefs chairman clashes with GOP on critical race theory | House bill introduced to overhaul military justice system as sexual assault reform builds momentum MORE and Senate candidate Roy Moore (R-Ala.) are bringing out his "inner liberal."

In a tweet Tuesday afternoon, the founder and editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard suggested that his long-held views are being tested by Trump and Moore, as well as a growing number of sexual allegations and the Republican Party's tax-reform effort. 

"The GOP tax bill's bringing out my inner socialist. The sex scandals are bringing out my inner feminist. Donald Trump and Roy Moore are bringing out my inner liberal," Kristol tweeted, adding, "WHAT IS HAPPENING?"


His tweet came as Moore faces mounting accusations of sexual assault from several women who claim Moore pursued them sexually when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

Moore has refused to exit the race despite repeated calls from national Republicans for him to step aside in the face of the allegations, which he has called a joint effort between Democrats and the media to discredit him. He is set to face Democrat Doug Jones in a special election in December.


On Tuesday, Trump appeared to throw his support behind Moore, while also praising the people who have come forward recently with accusations of sexual misconduct against other prominent men.

Kristol is a frequent critic of Trump and vocally opposed him throughout the 2016 primary and general election. In June, the conservative commentator tweeted that the United States was reliving the fall of the Roman empire under Trump's leadership.

“The speed with which we're recapitulating the decline and fall of Rome is impressive. What took Rome centuries we're achieving in months,” Kristol tweeted.

In March, Kristol was also critical of the House GOP's plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare over its inability to lower health care premiums for many Americans.


"The health care bill doesn't: A. lower costs B. improve insurance C. increase liberty or D. make health care better. So what's the point?" he asked in March.