5 Things we have learned about Trump this week
Conservatives and Evangelicals, please listen! Please!
Here is what we have learned about Mr. Trump in recent days.
He is neutral on Israel. “Let me be sort of a neutral guy …. I don’t want to say whose fault it is,” declared Trump as Palestinian children are stabbing and shooting Israelis everyday and Palestinian leaders do nothing to stop them. Rubio, Cruz and Carson are extremely pro-Israel. He would approach the Israeli/Palestinian conflict like a negotiator, forgetting that one side promotes inhumane terrorist actions and the other is the only true democracy in the Middle East. Since he does not read the Bible and doesn’t have a favorite verse, he is not aware of what God said to Abraham and presumably to his offspring, “I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you.” (Gen. 12:3)
He is not committed to his immigration plan. More than any other subject, it was his bold comments on dealing with illegal immigration that jump started his campaign last summer. He was recorded off-the-record saying he doesn’t plan to fully implement it. Yes, it was scummy of the NY Times to admit this (as it was off the record) but it is still true! We will see if he releases the recording or not. My money is on ‘not’.
He thinks Planned Parenthood is just dandy. “Look, Planned Parenthood has done very good work for many, many — for millions of women,” said Donald last night. Once an organization starts killing live babies (after botched abortions) in order to harvest his/her body parts to sell them for profit, they need to be shut down, no matter what ‘good’ they presumably do.
Both David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard and disgusting white supremacist and Louis Farakan, a Jew-hating Islamic leader, love Trump. Duke loves him for promoting the interests of white, European Americans. And Farakan loves him because he won’t take money from the Jews. I know he can’t help it if racists support him, but I have to be concerned that they like him.
He is a lying machine. Two days after disavowing David Duke, Trump, on a Sunday News show, pretended like he didn’t know who Duke was (Even though he left the Reform Party in 2000 because of Duke’s association to it). Then he blamed his stumble on a faulty earpiece, that seemed to work perfectly during the interview as he heard clearly and answered every question. He lies all the time about what he has said in the past. He claims he never said Senator McCain was not a war hero, and yet, I heard him say it loud and clear. He denies, comes up with a plausible reply and then moves on quickly before he can be challenged on his faulty explanation.
At the end of the day, we have no idea what Trump will do as president because he has been all over the place on every issue. He is smart, and he pivoted to right to tap into the anger of voters who were tired of seven years of hope, change and disaster. But this is not a principled man—by his own admission.
As a businessman, he made it clear that he would take whatever position or support whatever politician necessary to advance his business objectives.
“Before this, before two months ago, I was a businessman. I give to everybody. When they call, I give. And you know what? When I need something from them, two years later, three years later, I call them. They are there for me.”
Friends, how can you assume that this is not what he is doing now? His goal is to be president, and he will say whatever he needs to say in order to get elected. That is who he has been all his life.
He cheated on his first wife with his second wife. He divorced her and married his third wife. He has children with all three women. The issue is not whether or not we all make mistakes or have faults—we do—the issue is a life long pattern of lying, cheating and abusive behavior in order to get what he wants. The only question is will his next victim be you?