Longtime conservative commentator George Will slammed Donald Trump as â€œa suppurating wound on American lifeâ€ in a column highlighting what appears to be the former presidentâ€™s gradual loss of influence over his own party.
Trump â€œlooks increasingly like a stray orange hair to be flicked off the nationâ€™s sleeve,â€ Will, who quit the GOP in 2016, wrote in his latest essay for The Washington Post published Friday.
The former presidentâ€™s power to influence the GOPâ€™s selection of candidates up and down the ballot is in serious danger following a series of â€œunimpressiveâ€ interventions in primaries, said Will, who noted how several Trump-backed MAGA Republicans are floundering in the polls.
Russiaâ€™s invasion of Ukraine is â€œa hellacious distractionâ€ from Trump and his alliesâ€™ self-absorption,â€ Will concluded. â€œFortunately, their ability to be major distractions is waning.â€