Top conservative columnist leaving Republican Party over Trump

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks to members of the media during a tour of his International Golf Links course north of Aberdeen on the east coast of ScotlandInfluential conservative columnist George Will says he is leaving the Republican Party over Donald Trump’s polarizing presidential campaign and urged others to follow suit, even if it means rival Democrats take the White House. Will, a Washington Post columnist, told a luncheon Friday: “This is not my party,” according to the conservative PJ Media news website. The Pulitzer Prize winner told the media outlet Republicans should “make sure” Trump loses, after giving a speech at the conservative Federalist Society luncheon.

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