Oh, the woes of Adam Kinzinger, the CNN benchwarmer who just can’t seem to stop obsessing over Donald Trump. Despite being reduced to a mere commentator on the sidelines, Kinzinger is still plagued by a severe case of Trump Derangement Syndrome. With Trump’s campaign gaining momentum and his competitors fading into irrelevance, Kinzinger finds the whole situation “pretty disheartening.” Well, boo-hoo.
During a segment on Anderson Cooper’s show, Kinzinger didn’t hold back in expressing his disdain for Trump and anyone associated with him. First, he took aim at South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott for his enthusiastic endorsement of Trump. Kinzinger couldn’t believe that someone he considered a “decent man” would choose his political career over his character. It’s amazing how these Never Trumpers conveniently forget that people have different political beliefs and priorities.
Anderson speaks with former Congressman Adam Kinzinger about the impact of Sen. Tim Scott’s Trump endorsement with four days until the New Hampshire primary. pic.twitter.com/gjQ62pQZMs
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) January 20, 2024
But Kinzinger’s main obsession is ripping on Trump. He called him a “masterful victim” and one of the “weakest men you’ll ever meet.” Oh, please. We all know that Trump isn’t afraid to stand up for what he believes in and take on his opponents head-on. Kinzinger’s attempts to undermine Trump’s tough persona are laughable and reek of desperation.
It’s clear that Kinzinger’s real issue is with the momentum that Trump is building. He begrudgingly admits that Trump is doing a good job of showing momentum, but he can’t help but find it all “pretty disheartening.” Well, Adam, maybe you should reconsider your loyalties and realize that Trump’s popularity is a direct result of the disastrous Biden administration and the leftward drift of the Democrat Party. It’s not so surprising that people are rallying behind a strong leader who offers a clear alternative.
In the end, it’s just another pity party for Kinzinger. Perhaps he should reach out to his fellow Never Trumper, Liz Cheney, for a good cry session. But while Kinzinger wallows in self-pity, the real question remains: Will the different factions of the Republican Party unite behind Trump if he secures the nomination in 2024? Given the failures of Biden and the radicalism of the Democrats, it seems like a no-brainer. But hey, maybe Kinzinger would prefer to see someone like Gavin Newsom or Michelle Obama as the Democratic nominee. Now that’s a terrifying thought.
So, as we endure Kinzinger’s melodrama and pine for some Chicago-style, thin-crust pizza, let’s remember that the resilience and popularity of Trump will continue to confound and frustrate those afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome. It’s going to be a long road, but conservatives and Republicans can take comfort in the fact that their movement is gaining momentum, much to the dismay of CNN benchwarmers like Kinzinger.