Verbatim/Whither American Conservatives? Michael Gerson

The Washington Post columnist and former chief speechwriter to President George W. Bush delivered the Cardus Hill Family Lecture at the Manning Centre Conference in Ottawa. He spoke of Donald Trump’s candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination as the attempted hostile takeover of a great political party, one that could result in its ruin. As for Trump’s foreign policy, Gerson said it was “not easy to discern in the collective tweets of Donald Trump.” Trumpism, he said, “is Putinism by another name.”

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