Absolutely wrong

You cannot work for Murdoch and support Donald Trump. There are no exceptions to this rule, and unfortunately the absence of exceptions includes Andrew Bolt. This is his post today, with its last line in support of a Trump critic, that he was absolutely right. Here’s the whole thing, including the quoted comment:

Taking it to Trump, who by trashing the race probably helps make any Republican less electable:

Charlie Sykes, a popular radio host in Milwaukee, welcomed Donald J. Trump to his state in a phone interview on his program on Monday, explaining that “here in Wisconsin we value things like civility, decency and actual conservative principles.”

And then, for Mr. Trump, the 17-minute interview went downhill from there.

Mr. Sykes, an outspoken conservative and opponent of Mr. Trump, began by pressing the Manhattan businessman to apologize to Heidi Cruz, the wife of Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, for resending a Twitter post juxtaposing an unflattering picture of Mrs. Cruz with a shot of his wife, Melania Trump, a former model.

The spat began after an anti-Trump “super PAC” produced an ad geared at Utah voters featuring an image of Mrs. Trump, then Melania Knauss, posing nude from a January 2000 GQ magazine pictorial.

On Mr. Sykes’s program, Mr. Trump defended the photo of his wife — calling it “an artsy picture” — but blamed Mr. Cruz for starting the feud, even though the super PAC that produced the Texas ad is not connected to the Texas senator.

“I expect that from a 12-year-old bully on the playground, not somebody who wants the office held by Abraham Lincoln,” Mr. Sykes said.

Later, when Mr. Trump again complained, incorrectly, that Mr. Cruz “started it,” the radio host interjected: “Remember, we’re not on a playground. We’re running for president of the United States.”

Absolutely right.

Heidi Cruz works for Goldman Sachs so is the very essence of the wrong side of the debate. That Cruz must legally not in any way be associated with any PAC supporting him means he has no choice but to keep at least three degrees of separation. But to think that Cruz’s team did not start the attack on Trump’s wife on its way is ridiculously naive.

But that is hardly the point. Someone who wishes to investigate if someone is worthy of the office once held by Abraham Lincoln (and now held by Barack Obama) does not begin by attacking Trump for defending his wife against an attack by a Cruz supporter. If these are the high principles being defended, we are lost and doomed already.

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