Conservative pundit Bill Kristol seems uneasy about Donald Trump’s potential to win the Republican presidential primary.
The Weekly Standard Editor told CNN on Monday that he would be unable to back the real estate mogul.
“I doubt I’d support Donald. I doubt I’d support the Democrat,” Kristol said. “I think I’d support getting someone good on the ballot as a third-party candidate.”
Kristol told CNN that he would like to see former Vice President Dick Cheney or Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) run as independents in 2016.
In July, Kristol published a series of tweets bashing Trump, and urging him to get out of the race.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) July 22, 2015
In response, Trump predicted that Kristol would ultimately support him if he won the GOP nomination.
.@BillKristol Bill, your small and slightly failing magazine will be a giant success when you finally back Trump. Country will soar!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2015