George Will calls Cain and Trump ‘charlatans who hijack the GOP’

By Andrew Jones
Sunday, December 4, 2011 12:02 EDT
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George Will on This Week, December 4, 2011. Screenshot via ABC.
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George Will certainly displayed his lack of support for Herman Cain and Donald Trump on ABC’s This Week Sunday morning, labeling both men as harmful characters for the GOP.

Will was more than delighted over Cain’s withdrawal from the race, and hoped that the primary process for president will never again see unorthodox figures play prominent roles in the campaign race.

“Between now and 2016, both parties have to do some serious thought as to whether they can develop some filter to prevent this process – particularly with this mad proliferation of debates – from being hijacked from charlatans, entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurial charlatans,” he said.

When host Christiane Amanpour asked who he was referring to as an “entrepreneurial charlatan,” Will showed no hesitation to who he labeled as that.

“The one who dropped out, Mr. Cain, who used this as book tour and fundamentally disrespectful approach to the selection of presidents,” he said.

The staunch conservative also hoped that Donald Trump’s December 27th debate would be virtually ignored.

“Surely it is time for these candidates to do something presidential, stand up and say, ‘We’re not going to be hijacked and participate in this,’” he said.

Both Jon Huntsman and Ron Paul have said they would not attended Trump’s debate.

WATCH: Video from ABC, which was broadcast on December 4, 2011. (Highlighted remarks made from the beginning to 1:17)

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Andrew Jones
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Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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