Donald Trump took aim Sunday night at Weekly Standard Editor William Kristol, who suggested on Twitter that news of an "impressive" independent conservative presidential candidate is forthcoming.
In a series of tweets, Trump criticized Kristol, calling him a "dummy" and "an embarrassed loser," suggesting the pundit reflects a lack of party unity that could affect the ideological composition of the Supreme Court.
"The Republican Party has to be smart & strong if it wants to win in November. Can't allow lightweights to set up a spoiler Indie candidate!" Trump tweeted.
Kristol did not give any indication of who the candidate might be, other than saying the person will have a "strong team and a real chance."
"Just a heads up over this holiday weekend: There will be an independent candidate—an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance," Kristol tweeted.