Buchanan: ‘Kristol Is Making Himself Look Ridiculous’

On this weekend’s broadcast of “The McLaughlin Group,” conservative commentator Pat Buchanan weighed in on Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol’s possible third-party “Never Trump” candidate National Review contributor David French. Buchanan and the rest of “The McLaughlin Group” panelists dismissed the possibility of French as a serious candidate, with Buchanan adding Kristol was making himself “look ridiculous.” Partial transcript as follows: MCLAUGHLIN: Who is David French and what impact will his candidacy have? BUCHANAN: He’s Bill Kristol’s candidate and national review I think and “The Weekly Standard”. He’s a very nice fellow. He’s a writer for “The National Review”. Nobody knows who he is. I don’t know that he’s fully committed himself to do this. CLIFT: No. BUCHANAN: And Kristol is making himself look ridiculous. (CROSSTALK) CLIFT: It was a big nothing burger after a lot of tweets about he was going to produce this super credible candidate. ROGAN: Yes. BUCHANAN: Well, I mean — MCLAUGHLIN: You know what the movement is? ROGAN: Never Trump. MCLAUGHLIN: Never Trump. How did you know that? BUCHANAN: He didn’t start it. He joined it. I mean, French joined it. He didn’t start it. ROGAN: No, but he’s — MCLAUGHLIN: I’m talking Bill Kristol.