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National Review Published A Whole Issue Dedicated To Taking Down Trump

And Trump responded with a very Trumpian tweetstorm.

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National Review, the conservative magazine founded by William F. Buckley, released an entire special issue Thursday night dedicated to making the case that Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is not a conservative.

Here is the cover:

"to stand athwart history, yelling stop (Donald Trump)"

In an editorial, the magazine writes: "Trump is a philosophically unmoored political opportunist who would trash the broad conservative ideological consensus within the GOP in favor of a free-floating populism with strong-man overtones."

The issue includes op-eds by prominent conservatives such as Glenn Beck, Bill Kristol, and Yuval Levin.

Trump responded to National Review on his favored medium, Twitter:

National Review is a failing publication that has lost it's way. It's circulation is way down w its influence being at an all time low. Sad!

Very few people read the National Review because it only knows how to criticize, but not how to lead.

The late, great, William F. Buckley would be ashamed of what had happened to his prize, the dying National Review!

But Trump didn't always have such hard feelings toward the magazine.

.@NRO Really important to save National Review from going out of business. We need a true conservative voice!


CJ Ciaramella is a Washington editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C.

Contact CJ Ciaramella at cj.ciaramella@buzzfeed.com.

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