Republican Party insiders from National Review, Weekly Standard and Redstate are banding together to trash Donald Trump for a special issue of National Review on Friday. Erick Erickson, William Kristol, Rich Lowrie and Yuval Levin are among the 20 Republicans who have contributed essays for the special issue.
Rich Lowry and William Kristol
The Hill reported:
Conservative authors are banding together to publish a manifesto Friday denouncing the ideas of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.
Leading conservatives including Erick Erickson, William Kristol and Yuval Levin have written essays for a special issue of National Review to be published Friday, The New York Times reports.
“Donald Trump is a menace to American conservatism who would take the work of generations and trample it underfoot on behalf of a populism as heedless and crude as The Donald himself,” reads an editorial accompanying the essays in the issue, according to the newspaper.
The issue will include essays from 22 prominent conservative voices, according to CNN.
Rich Lowry, the editor of the conservative magazine who reached out to authors for the issue, has publicly sparred with Trump, including back in September when he suggested Republican presidential rival Carly Fiorina rhetorically castrated the outspoken businessman in a debate.
Trump called Lowry a “loser.”