Bill Kristol joined Anderson Cooper on CNN Wednesday night to discuss the newsman's interview with real-estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The boss argued Trump is a force for good in the GOP presidential primary. Kristol debated Democratic operative and Hillary Clinton-supporter Paul Begala as well as Republican strategist and Jeb Bush-supporter Ana Navarro.

Watch the video below:

Here's Kristol:

I am not pro-Trump. I'm slightly anti-anti-Trump because I'm so sick of all the establishment types being so earnest in disdaining him. And this serves the Republican party right. They've set up this debate, 10 people, excluding the so-called minor candidates, some of whom are very impressive and not-so-minor candidates like Carly Fiorina and Rick Perry and others who might get excluded. They set this up, they tried to control everything. They set up a situation where, who's going to dominate that debate? I suspect Donald Trump. And you know what? I sort of think it serves the others right, and it puts more pressure on Jeb Bush and Scott Walker and Marco Rubio, people I like and respect, to have something to say. So if they get up there and are platitudinous politicians, they are going to look pale compared to Donald Trump.