This is a transcript of a video we produced about Donald Trump. The video itself is below.
Opinions about Donald Trump vary, but there are certain things that we know. He’s very strong in his opinions and is willing to express them. He’s ego-driven, and while that’s considered a negative to many people, it’s very helpful when you’re trying to be a billionaire and a successful entertainer. Lastly, he’s as savvy as they come in regards to “making a deal.” He literally wrote the book on the topic and he knows that part of the art of the deal is formulating a strategy that leads to the end goal.
There are other things we know about him. He has helped to give us the Clintons, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi. As recently as 2012 he was gushing over Hillary Clinton as a good person and came to her defense regarding Benghazi.
We know that he has supported gay marriage, universal health care, and gay rights. We know that he still supports affirmative action, abolishing free trade, and utilization of eminent domain.
It’s important to note here that if any other GOP candidate had supported one one of these people or causes, they’d be laughed off the ticket. They’d have some ‘splainin’ to do, as we say in the south. With Trump, he didn’t support one or two of these. He supported all of these very liberal causes.
Now, his supporters will say that he’s evolved, that he took a magic conservatism pill in the last few years and cured himself of these liberal ailments. Knowing what we know about Donald Trump, I want you to ask yourself which scenario is more likely.
Did he really evolve on all of these liberal notions after spending several decades supporting them? Is that likely? Or, did he see an opportunity to accomplish for himself the goal of becoming the most powerful man in the world? We know he’s ego-driven; I don’t think even he would deny that. We know that he’s incredibly talented at strategizing a path to seal the deal, to accomplish his personal goals. Most importantly, we know that he’s extremely strong and outspoken about his opinions. Considering this last point, is it reasonable for anyone to believe that someone who is so strong in his beliefs decided to abandon them and in essence call himself an idiot for supporting them for decades?
I contend from a perspective of discernment and clarity that the master strategist that he is saw that the easiest entry point for him to achieve his personal goal was to latch onto the immigration debate and the Republican anger towards the establishment. He knew that he could build an impenetrable smokescreen to hide his liberal history and his current liberal views by saying, in essence, “he’s going to stop the Mexicans and the Muslims,” as a Facebook commenter replied to me earlier today.
Donald Trump is brilliant and he’s the best salesman that has ever run for President. He hopes that you, the Republican voters, will not explore in-depth his progressive economic plan that is closer to Bernie Sanders’ plan than even Hillary Clinton. He hopes that you, the Republican voters, will see conservatism in his immigration plan and never look at anything else he proposes because most of his other stances are liberal. He’s a RINO, a Republican in Name Only, he is playing the immigration and terrorism card. While his opponents are playing those cards as if they’re good card players, Trump is playing them like he’s a magician. The problem is that it seems to be working.
Personally, I’m very conservative on immigration as well, which is why I endorse Ted Cruz. He matches all of Trump’s conservative points but he walks the same path on other issues such as the economy, national defense, and defending the Constitution. Trump is the RINO while Cruz is the conservative statesman. If you’ve been drinking the Trump Kool Aid, it’s time to do your research and halt your plans to make a liberal like Trump the representative of the Republican party.