No, Mr. Trump. William F. Buckley would not have supported you.

William F Buckley on Expansion of Federal Activities

During the last GOP debate, Donald Trump invoked William F. Buckley as an example of a conservative New Yorker. After the publication he launched, the National Review, brought together true conservative thinkers to declare opposition to him, Trump started ranting (on Twitter, of course) about how Buckley would be ashamed.

No. William F. Buckley would not be ashamed of his publication. He would be proud of the one national publication that has stood up to the monster of pseudo-conservatism that Donald Trump represents to reprimand him for trying to destroy America.

Trump is upset by a symposium of dozens of conservative thinkers who have banded together to oppose him.

Trump didn’t respond well. In fact, he went on the attack as he’s prone to do when he feels the least bit threatened by something or somebody. Where did he vent? Twitter, of course.

Here are the Tweets:

The first Tweet is actually true, but not because of the content. They, like many publications, were simply late to the digital game. The second Tweet is ironic, of course, because the same criticisms could be turned against him. The last one is simply false.

William F. Buckley stood for conservatism. Donald Trump is not. William F. Buckley thought of America as a bright light of hope that must be preserved at all costs. Donald Trump sees it as a piece of slogan to serve his own ambitions. William F. Buckley was a man of integrity. Donald Trump is the antithesis of a man of integrity.

If there’s one type of person that Buckley would never support for office, it was a liberal. Donald Trump’s liberal tendencies are shining through on the campaign trail. He’s the epitome of a RINO – Republican In Name Only.

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