Do supporters of Donald Trump really support what Trump believes?

Donald Trump and his friends, the Clintons
Donald Trump and his friends, the Clintons

My friend Doug wrote a post addressed to all the evangelical Christians and Tea Party conservatives who support Trump, to ask them if they really support the actual policies and record of the man.

Doug writes:

Do you support Planned Parenthood, and do you approve of your tax dollars going to fund the abortion giant?

If your answer is, No, then you must ask yourself, Are you willing to overlook that shortcoming in Donald Trump? [1] [2] [3] [4]

I am not.

Do you identify with the Tea Party movement?

If your answer is, Yes, then you must ask yourself, Are you willing to overlook the fact that Donald Trump does not and has actively tried to defeat it? [5] [6] [7]

I am not.

Would you ever under any circumstance help the Democrats retake Congress from the Republicans?

If your answer is, No, then you must ask yourself, Are you willing to overlook that shortcoming in Donald Trump? [8]

I am not.

Do you like the idea of socialized, single-payer, government-run healthcare?

If your answer is, No, then you must ask yourself, Are you willing to overlook that shortcoming in Donald Trump? [9] [10]

I am not.

Do you support amnesty for those who are residing in our country illegally?

If your answer is, No, then you must ask yourself, Are you willing to overlook that shortcoming in Donald Trump? [11] [12]

I am not.

Do you like the ObamaCare mandate?

If your answer is, No, then you must ask yourself, Are you willing to overlook that shortcoming in Donald Trump? [13] [14]

I am not.

Do you want to see another liberal judge placed on the Supreme Court?

If your answer is, No, then you must ask yourself, Are you willing to overlook that shortcoming in Donald Trump? [15]

I am not.

Do you support Israel in the Israel-Palestinian conflict?

If your answer is, Yes, then you must ask yourself, Are you willing to overlook the fact that Donald Trump does not? [16] [17] [18] [19]

I am not.

Do you support gun control?

If your answer is, No, then you must ask yourself, Are you willing to overlook that shortcoming in Donald Trump? [20]

I am not.

Do you support the unconstitutional abuse of eminent domain?

If your answer is, No, then you must ask yourself, Are you willing to overlook that shortcoming in Donald Trump? [21] [22]

I am not.

Do you believe that Bush intentionally lied about Iraq?

If your answer is, No, then you must ask yourself, Are you willing to overlook that shortcoming in Donald Trump? [23]

I am not.

Do you approve of casinos, strip clubs, and extramarital affairs?

If your answer is, No, then you must ask yourself, Are you willing to overlook that shortcoming in Donald Trump? [24] [25]

I am not.

Would you ever under any circumstance donate money to Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid?

If your answer is, No, then you must ask yourself, Are you willing to overlook that shortcoming in Donald Trump? [26]

I am not.

Do you like the idea of more “forward motion on gay rights”?

If your answer is, No, then you must ask yourself, Are you willing to overlook that shortcoming in Donald Trump? [27] [28] [29]

I am not.

Do you support the legality of partial birth abortion?

If your answer is, No, then you must ask yourself, Are you willing to overlook that shortcoming in Donald Trump? [30] [31] [32]

I am not.

Do you consider yourself a conservative on the most important political matters?

If your answer is, Yes, then you must ask yourself, Are you willing to overlook that shortcoming in Donald Trump? [33]

I am not.

Do you think it’s OK to ban U.S. citizens from entering this country based on religion?

If your answer is, No, then you must ask yourself, Are you willing to overlook that shortcoming in Donald Trump? [34]

I am not.

Do you think that U.S. citizens should be required to register their religion with the government?

If your answer is, No, then you must ask yourself, Are you willing to overlook that shortcoming in Donald Trump? [35]

I am not.

Do you want a President who flip flops on important issues?

If your answer is, No, then you must ask yourself, Are you willing to overlook that shortcoming in Donald Trump? [36] [37] [38]

I am not.

But then, I am a Christian, an evangelical, and a consistent Constitutional conservative, and consequently, I do not support Donald Trump.

The question is, Do you? Do you really support the things that Donald Trump supports?

You can find the footnotes in the original post.

I’ve had conversations with Trump supporters about some of these issues, and the response I get is that Trump is leading in the polls. I actually sent one Trump supporter who told me this to Real Clear Politics, which catalogs all the polls that are done nationally and at the state level. The polls clear show that Trump does not win against Clinton nationally, and he does even worse against Bernie Sanders. The response of the Trump supporter? All the polls are biased. So, the polls that show Trump in the lead in the Republican primary are not biased, but the polls showing Trump losing to Clinton and Sanders are biased.

I’ve tried to speak to the Trump supporters about things like eminent domain, support for bank bailouts, single payer health care, touchback amnesty, Planned Parenthood support,support for Vladimir Putinadultery and divorce, support for the gay rights agenda, four bankruptcies, etc. Their response has been do deny the evidence. Trump never did those things, all the news articles are lies, and all the videos of Trump saying those things are fake.

Anyway, I like listening to Ben Shapiro and Ben has a new 6-minute video where he makes the case against Trump:

Doug, Ben, and myself are all supporters of Ted Cruz. I would urge Trump voters to reconsider their vote. Please share this post, and share the Ben Shapiro video, as well.

15 thoughts on “Do supporters of Donald Trump really support what Trump believes?”

  1. Trump is very vocal about his opposition to illegal immigrants, so why does the article state the opposite?

    His promises re taking action on that problem weighs heavily for many pro-America voters.

    1. Read the linked sources. Trump wants to round up illegals and send them home but then let some of them (the “good ones”) come back at the head of the line, with citizenship on the table. That’s known as touchback amnesty. Trump’s plan is like regular amnesty except it’s a little more selective and a lot more expensive for taxpayers.

      Oh, and that’s just Trump’s most recent position. In 2012, he criticized Romney for being too mean to illegals. There’s no reason to think Trump is actually committed to his current position on illegal immigration since it’s both so new and so convenient.

      1. Eisenhower was successful. It lasted till Reagan’s amnesty that was supposed to end the problem. But, here we are again. Drastic action is what is needed, now.

          1. Cruz would be great. If he were the nominee, he would do a great job arguing against Clinton’s amnesty executive orders. But that is what we would have.

            Trump has gotten business done in a government saturated environment. He knows how to get things done. And he can win.

            We have to settle for a glass half full.

    2. Here’s another reason why some people support Trump, other than the adultery and strip clubs:
      https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/donald-trump-donated-to-group-that-promotes-homosexuality-in-kindergarten-f

      Quote:

      Donald Trump donated $30,000 to homosexual activists, including a $20,000 grant to an organization that promoted “fisting” to middle school students, recommended books excusing homosexual pedophilia, and proclaimed its mission is “promoting homosexuality” in the public schools to children as early as kindergarten.

      According to a 990 form filed with the IRS, the Donald J. Trump Foundation donated $20,000 to the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in 2012 and another $10,000 to Gay Men’s Health Crisis.

      Kevin Jennings founded GLSEN (originally the Gay and Lesbian School Teachers Network) in 1990. He and other homosexual teachers formed Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) nationwide and drew up curricula that began shaping children’s values in accordance with the LGBT perspective from the age of five.

      Making fisting and sex education for preschoolers great again… along with all the other things I mentioned in my main post.

  2. There is none righteous, no not one. Certainly Trump is not. Lets give the same test to everyone I have supported over the last years. No use voting. Last time I voted for Romney and before that Maccane. How about Reagan? Divorced, a liberal democrat, a union Guy. I argue we always have to choose between fallen men. Trump has many flaws but my eyes have been opened greatly by the behavior of the neocons. Apply the test to them!. Trump is deeply flawed but so are the rest. I don’t like many things about him but I like even less the system that is arrayed against him. I have supported the system with time and money. Let them take the test.
    They would rather have holy Clinton than Trump. Why.

    1. Charles, this is not an issue of who is more righteous. As US citizens and voters, we have to rely on what we can know about a candidate from their public and private lives. Nothing in Trump’s public or private life or record suggest that he is at all a Christian or even a conservative.

      If you’re looking for an anti-establishment guy, Ted Cruz is the one. There’s a reason that even the GOP leaders send out opposition research to news channels that invite Ted Cruz on. Here’s an example:

      http://therightscoop.com/chris-wallace-says-he-got-opposition-research-from-republicans-on-ted-cruz-rove-explains-why/

      Back in 2013, Cruz was incredibly anti-establishment — much to the consternation of his peers. Why? Well, because he was simply forcing fellow conservatives to fulfill the main campaign promise that most of those who won had sworn: To defund Obamacare. He was doing what he promised to do and it was making them look bad.

      Everything about his public and private life that we know about suggests that Ted Cruz is a genuine, intelligent, hard-working, Christian constitutional conservative. That’s why I’m giving him my full vote of confidence.

      And think about this: People actually consider an old white billionaire with friends all over the political and social spectrum as “anti-establishment”?! Wouldn’t you expect an anti-establishment candidate to have few friends within the establishment?

      Isn’t there an old proverb about dead fish swimming downstream and how that it takes a strong one to swim upstream?

      It suits Ted well.

    1. Same with Mike Cernovich, Vox Day, and pretty much the entire Alt-Right community.

      Let’s not forget that it was mainstream conservatism that was so sure that Romney was actually ahead in the polls on election day.

      It is simply false to say that Hillary has an advantage over Trump. The Daily Caller predicts Trump has a 97% chance against Hillary and a 99% chance against Bernie http://dailycaller.com/2016/02/24/political-science-professor-odds-of-president-trump-range-between-97-and-99/

      And Trump is going into Super Tuesday with a 33% lead http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/271117-poll-trump-commands-33-point-lead-nationally

      The short answer of why I support Trump: I believe that he best supports the interests of nativists and nationalists. Mexico was built with the same structure of government and constitution as the U.S., and yet it is a disaster because of the people and the culture. I would rather live in an oppressive feudalism where the people are 100% culturally and ethnically Dutch, or Anglo-Saxon, or German, than in a Mexican democracy.

      But finally, I support Trump because I trust the people of the Alt Right and their decisions, more than I trust mainstream conservatives. I am not changing my mind until the like of Vox Day, Cernovich, Ricky Vaughn, and others change theirs.

      Conservatism is dead. Long live nationalism. Long live nativism.

      1. I think whether it be on social issues, fiscal issues or foreign policy, Trump’s views basically align with either Clinton or Sanders across the board. Whether it be protectionism, bailouts, single-payer health care, abortion, gay rights, eminent domain, etc. But you can’t really have a conversation with a Trump supporter about his policies or his record, because any time you bring something up, they just point to poll numbers, instead of having a debate about policy and record.

        Trump supporters are ignorant of every single policy issue, and that’s why they are able to support him. They are living in a separate, delusional world that has no relation to reality. There is not a single part of Trump’s character that aligns with Bible-based morality (e.g. – adultery, abortion, etc.) and there is not a single part of Trump’s policy plan that lines up with Tea Party conservatism. Anywhere. Across the board. Vox Day, and the rest are secular leftists, as are you.

        Regarding the polls, Trump loses to Clinton and Sanders, whereas Cruz and Rubio do much better:
        http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/elections/

        Quote:

        Trump vs. Clinton — FOX News — Clinton 47, Trump 42 — Clinton +5
        Cruz vs. Clinton — FOX News — Cruz 46, Clinton 45 — Cruz +1
        Rubio vs. Clinton — FOX News — Rubio 48, Clinton 44 — Rubio +4
        Kasich vs. Clinton — FOX News — Kasich 47, Clinton 44 — Kasich +3
        Trump vs. Sanders — FOX News — Sanders 53, Trump 38 — Sanders +15

        Trump vs. Clinton — Quinnipiac — Clinton 44, Trump 43 — Clinton +1
        Cruz vs. Clinton — Quinnipiac — Cruz 46, Clinton 43 — Cruz +3
        Rubio vs. Clinton — Quinnipiac — Rubio 48, Clinton 41 — Rubio +7
        Kasich vs. Clinton — Quinnipiac — Kasich 47, Clinton 39 — Kasich +8
        Trump vs. Sanders — Quinnipiac — Sanders 48, Trump 42 — Sanders +6
        Cruz vs. Sanders — Quinnipiac — Sanders 49, Cruz 39 — Sanders +10
        Rubio vs. Sanders — Quinnipiac — Sanders 47, Rubio 41 — Sanders +6
        Kasich vs. Sanders — Quinnipiac — Sanders 45, Kasich 41 — Sanders +4

        Just look at the General Election match-ups, Trump vs Clinton, Trump vs Sanders.

        1. I agree with almost all of your post except, respectfully, I cannot agree with your statement that, “Trump supporters are ignorant of every single policy issue, and that’s why they are able to support him.”

          While it is true that there is a segment of Trump supporters that are ignorant of policy issues, it is also true that there is a segment of Trump supporters that are conservative, highly intellectual and highly versed on policy issues. However, these conservatives are so blinded by rage at the establishment GOP/RNC, for all of the behind the scenes backstabbing and chicanery that has been their modus operandi for years on end, that they willfully disregard Trump’s lack of character. If you care to check this out, go to the conservative treehouse and look up cold anger.

          The primary goal of these conservatives is to destroy the establishment GOP/RNC and start over. They see Donald Trump as the one that can deliver on this goal. They see him as a Main Street outsider vs. a Wall Street/Washington DC. cronyist. They willfully overlook his lack of principle on any issue in order to achieve their goal. In their anger, they hold the other candidates (i.e. Cruz) to unreasonable standards while willfully overlooking the lack of any type of standards from Donald Trump.

          While I agree with them regarding the duplicity of the GOP/RNC and the need to tear down the power structure within the party, I cannot agree with their methodology, looking at Trump’s lack of character and principle, at a time when the country is in such peril. I am saddened that, in their intense hatred for the GOP/RNC, they are willfully overlooking the damage that a Trump nomination or Presidency would likely bring the country.

          As you rightfully note, if Trump does get the nomination – which right now seems likely – it is far from certain that he would win the election. Additionally, if he doesn’t win the election, we’re left with at least 4 more years of corruption + Marxism. If he does win, we are likely left with chaos. Chaos because he has no conservative record to stand on and because he has shown no foundational beliefs that should give any conservative any form of confidence in him.

          Because he lacks any foundational principles, he has shown himself to be exceptionally malleable on every issue that matters. This in itself should drive every conservative away from him. However, because of the willfully blind rage of a segment of conservatives, this may be what we have to look forward to for the next 4 yrs after Obama (if the country as we know it can survive that much longer). That is, they might get their wish in taking down the RNC/GOP establishment, but they also might further damage the country and their own cause in their attempt to do so.

          1. Well, when I said that I was angry with TMD. You should see what I sent him by e-mail!

            I sent him this, and then implied something about why he is supporting Trump:
            https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/donald-trump-donated-to-group-that-promotes-homosexuality-in-kindergarten-f

            But he just sent me some meme of the Emperor from Star Wars, saying “Good, Good. Let the butthurt flow through”. I make all kinds of nasty accusations against my male friends who support Trump or Rubio.

            Don’t try talking to female Rubio supporters like that, though. Whoo boy. They will stalk you and freak out. They can’t handle joking around.

      2. And what actual plans does Trump have to accomplish anything meaningful? When he was pressed for specifics during last Thursday night’s debate, he was obviously completely out of place. (Probably surrounded by too many yes-men and never been contradicted.)

        Have you heard about his supposed off-the-record comments regarding illegal immigration during a New York Times editorial meeting?

        He has reportedly tried to calm fears about his stance on illegal immigrants by saying that his “tough” stance is just a show for the voters (paraphrased).

        Now, at the time of this writing, the reported tape hasn’t been released and Trump has been completely silent on the issue. Both Cruz and Rubio are calling for the release of the tape, which is awaiting Trump’s consent.

        I would hope that even though you are a Trump supporter that you would still not be so blind as to think the true content of the tape would be trivial. If Trump is lying, then this speaks volumes about his characters.

        Thankfully, there’s an alternative. Ted Cruz is a fine, out-standing constitutional conservative Christian with a keen intelligence. He has a record that you and I can check.

        Trump, on the other hand, is… well, just re-watch the video by Ben Shapiro above.

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