Krauthammer: National Review Pushing Back to Delay Trump Until ‘Mainstream’ Candidate Emerges
BAIER: "National Review saying that trump is not a conservative. Trump tweeting back from last night. The late great William F. Buckley would be ashamed of what had happened to his prize. The dying National Review. Charles?
KRAUTHAMMER: "It seems like anybody who attacks the Trump is dying one way or the other. Either a loser or gone or dying. It’s getting a little bit old. What’s so interesting about this, I think is the timing. I think there’s a reason why this is now coming out, National Review, pushing back. I think they have a sense, that we may be approaching a moment, an inflection point, where essentially the so-called establishment, I hate the term, the mainstream Republicans, decide to throw in the towel on the Trump candidacy. Have a sense that he’s inevitable. Some of them because they really can’t stand Cruz. But I think it’s larger than that. And you may get the beginning, beginning with a trickle maybe, a larger, a river or a stream, of establishment, mainstream governors or senators, I talked about this last night. You get one or two start to endorse Trump, essentially as a signal that it's okay. He’s become normalized, the number of people who are against him, six or eight months ago, was about 60 percent, 59 percent as I recall. If you’re down to 15 percent, there’s an acceptance. That’s why I think the National Review people thought we got to push back now, make this a federal case and hope that this will be delayed or postponed until a candidate out of the mainstream emerges."
BAIER: "It’s interesting they didn’t endorse. They did this whole piece about anti-Trump. But they didn’t endorse one other candidate."