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Donald Trump admits he’s no conservative

trump-hydeI’ve seen a number of Trump supporters make the claim that the media mogul now running for president is a conservative, despite the lack of evidence to back it up.  It now seems that those who questioned Trump’s conservatism were right all along, Breitbart.com said.

Earlier this week, Trump tweeted:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/697815901190619136

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Ben Shapiro observed:

For those looking for a governing philosophy of The Donald, his checkered political history has provided little guidance. He’s seemingly endorsed single-payer healthcare; he’s said he rejects Obamacare. He’s blasted money in politics; he’s talked about the necessity for government use of eminent domain to help private parties. He’s ripped overregulation of capitalistic enterprises; he’s talked about tariffs on foreign goods. Trump isn’t conservative, and he never was.

In other words, Trump is no conservative, but he is a nationalist and a populist, a dangerous combination as history teaches us.  Some of his supporters agreed:

https://twitter.com/conservinews/status/697896762347016196

Actually, no — Conservatism works every time it’s used.

https://twitter.com/KenYounos/status/697822485287284737

https://twitter.com/GhostCatHoarder/status/697824842737807360

There you have it.  And many others feel the same way.

Bingo.

Breitbart.com added:

Trump stands up for America; Trump Hulk Smashes for you. He cares about America, and that’s enough – he wants to restore American greatness, and that’s enough. How will he do it? He just will. And he won’t be held back by any conservative vision of a small government nation founded on individual liberty. Sometimes he’ll do conservative things. Sometimes he won’t. But he’ll act with “common sense” and “do what needs to be done.”

None of this should be comforting for conservatives, but Trump doesn’t mean for it to be. He’s hoping that there are enough aphilosophic Americans to push him forward to victory.

Here’s someone with another set of very good questions many would like answered:

https://twitter.com/Victoria41768/status/697816824453459968

Will we ever get answers to those questions or will Trump just threaten to sue since that seems to be his default answer?  We won’t hold our breath.

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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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