Conservative icon Andrew Breitbart was a huge fan of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz. Just weeks before he met his untimely death in March 2012, Breitbart "told close friends and associates that Cruz represented conservatism’s future," as reported at Breitbart News.
Of front-runner Donald Trump, Breitbart said "of course" Trump is "not a conservative" and stated that unless conservatives "learn how to play the media," America will end up voting for "a celebrity candidate."
The Breitbart News article, written by Tony Lee, continues:
"It was because Breitbart saw in Cruz, first and foremost, a fighter who was fierce, principled, uncompromising, and relentless. These were the characteristics Breitbart first looked for and those who were a part of the 'Army of Davids' had in spades."
Conversely, Andrew Breitbart warned "that a potential Donald Trump candidacy is a bad sign for America." As reported at Business Insider, Breitbart said:
"Celebrity is everything in this country. And if these guys don't learn how to play the media the way that Barack Obama played the media last election cycle and the way that Donald Trump is playing the election cycle, we're going to probably get a celebrity candidate."
Click on the video to watch the exchange, which took place in April 2011.