It was perhaps only a matter of time, Julius Krein appeared in the new York Times…again…to declare he is so disappointed in Trump that he had to now pull his support from Trump, and regret his vote for Trump.
How easy a thing to do. It is frankly a quick way out to cut and run at the first hint of a problem. Of course, Julius Krein was a part of the now defunct Journal of American Greatness, and the website abruptly folded when the heat got too hot, making up an excuse that it was all a joke. While we do not know if he was a part of that retreat or the cause of it, it does make one suspicious to the point that this now seems like a pattern.
Krein breathlessly proclaims that,
Far from making America great again, Mr. Trump has betrayed the foundations of our common citizenship. And his actions are jeopardizing any prospect of enacting an agenda that might restore the promise of American life.
It’s no longer early. Not only has the president failed to make the course corrections necessary to save his administration, but his increasingly appalling conduct will continue to repel anyone who might once have been inclined to work with him.
From the very start of his run, one of the most serious charges against Mr. Trump was that he panders to racists. Many of his supporters, myself included, managed to convince ourselves that his more outrageous comments — such as the Judge Gonzalo Curiel controversy or his initial hesitance to disavow David Duke’s endorsement — were merely Bidenesque gaffes committed during the heat of a campaign.
Oh, so Krein means Trump is a racist? Apparently so, and the fact he keeps doing the wrong thing on this score, means he has proved his “harshest critics” right. And just who are those critics? The Left, the Media, and #NeverTrumpers, of which now Krein has decided to throw in his lot. Perhaps, this is the joke he wrote about when he fled from JAG?
Krein’s argument is weak, and imprudent, because, it seems that now he believes an Hillary Clinton presidency would have been better. That makes his decision foolish.