While Donald Trump may be a successful businessman, one who has created a larger than life public relations persona, his business acumen and PR spin does not qualify him to be the next President of the United States. Further, Donald Trump is an existential threat to conservatism.
Despite his boisterous claims, Donald Trump is no uniter. He is arguably one of the most divisive figures in modern political history and his candidacy represents not only a threat to the Republican Party, Donald Trump is dragging the nation into the political gutter. It’s time for Republican and conservative voters to open their eyes to the real Donald Trump and understand the reasons why the nation deserves better than this political huckster.
First and foremost, Donald a Trump is not an electable candidate in a general election. Trump’s negative rating among general election voters reaches epic proportions. Some recent surveys even suggest that Trump is so divisive, loyal Republican women voters say they could likely defect to support Hillary Clinton if Trump becomes the GOP nominee.
Trump has tapped into a segment of voters who are understandably angry with the way Washington operates, our nation’s growing and seemingly uncontrollable debt, and how many of our GOP Leaders have failed to address these legitimate concerns. But the people who support Donald Trump are simply paving the way for Hillary and Bill Clinton to move back into the White House. A vote for Donald Trump is in effect, a vote for Hillary Clinton. Voters who are angry with the present direction of America need to support a GOP candidate who can win the White House and unite the nation.
Secondly, Donald Trump is no conservative. Trump dramatically espouses conservative talking points but he has an established track record of flipping on core issues of top concern to conservative voters. Trump was once adamantly pro-abortion who just recently praised Planned Parenthood during a GOP debate. Trump has – in his own words – described himself as aligning more with Democrats than with Republicans, mentions how hates gun ownership, supports government run health care, and thinks eminent domain is great.
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Ken Blackwell, a contributing editor at Townhall.com, is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council and the American Civil Rights Union and is on the board of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. He is the co-author of the bestseller The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency, on sale in bookstores everywhere.