Ingraham Battles Erick Erickson: Why Are Phyllis Schlafly, Buchanan Wrong About Trump?

‘Could you write an op-ed for your site, or for another site, about why Hillary Clinton will be a better commander-in-chief than Donald Trump?’

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INGRAHAM: "Phyllis Schlaffly and Pat Buchanan combined probably have eighty years, ninety years in the conservative movement, do you find them to be conservative people?"
ERICKSON: "Yep."
INGRAHAM: "Okay, so they’re conservative, do you think Jeff Sessions is a conservative?"
ERICKSON: "Yep."
INGRAHAM: "Okay, so the three of them together are conservatives, and they have all either endorsed Trump or been very sympathetic to Trump. Correct?"
ERICKSON: "Yep."
INGRAHAM: "So why are they right and you’re wrong? Or why are you right and they’re wrong?"
ERICKSON: "Well, because I don’t think that Donald Trump is a conservative. In fact, you go on Fox News, and half the people say he is and half say he isn’t.  I don’t think Trump’s a conservative, I’m certainly not going to support him."
INGRAHAM: "So do you think Phyllis [Schlaffley], and [Pat] Buchanan and [Jeff] Sessions, they do know conservatism, do they not?"
ERICKSON: "They do know conservatism, but I think they are wrong."
INGRAHAM: "Do you have more experience in fighting conservative battles than in the most critical moments in our modern history, or do they?"
ERICKSON: "I think they have a lot more history than me, they’re a lot older than me."
INGRAHAM: "It is not about age, it is about what you have actually done for the conservative movement. And again... I’ve always liked you, I think you’re a wonderful person, and you’re really sharp and I think you’re a great writer... I just want us to win."
ERICKSON: "Trump is not going to win... He’s losing to Hillary in the latest polling..."
INGRAHAM: "Could you write an op-ed for your site, or for another site, about why Hillary Clinton will be a better commander-in-chief than Donald Trump? And would you pen that?"
ERICKSON: "I don’t think either of them are good, why do you want to make it binary? We can run another candidate. It is not a binary choice for me..."
INGRAHAM: "My point is, Hillary is gonna win... You want to beat Hillary, correct? I do too..."

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