I have friends and relatives who support Donald Trump. I have talked to Trump supporters in person, on the phone, and on the internet. After witnessing people support him in numbers I can’t understand, I felt it necessary to state emphatically why I do not support his candidacy for President, and I will never support his candidacy for President. I understand those of you who say that if I don’t vote for Trump in November, then I’m voting for Clinton, but I say that they are two sides of the same coin. They are two chapters in the same book. They are two apples from the same tree. In other words, if our choice is Trump vs Clinton, it won’t matter who wins.
And so I offer, in a last ditch hope of convincing Trump supporters who are unaware of these aspects of the candidate they are supporting that they should instead support the only conservative American who is running for President: Ted Cruz. Here are my nine reasons:
1. His character is lacking. Any man who has been divorced twice due to affairs, has confessed to being a serial adulterer, and who implied in his book that he wants to have sex with his own daughter is not someone who I believe is qualified to hold the highest office in the land. I know some will say that we found out later that some of our previous Presidents have had affairs, but that doesn’t mean we should pick one we already KNOW is immoral.
2. He is a narcissist. Trump loves nobody but himself. He believes he is the most important person in the world. This means he thinks of nobody but himself. You want the President to have the best interests of the country at heart, but Donald Trump’s heart only has Donald Trump’s interests in mind. We’ve had eight years of a narcissist in the White House, I don’t think our country can take another four.
3. He thinks he is never wrong. This speaks to his lack of humility. He never apologizes for anything, because he thinks he’s never wrong. For someone with such a high capacity for self-delusion with no ability to second-guess his own decisions or show a shred of introspection to have his finger on the trigger of our nuclear arsenal (let alone be Commander in Chief of our Military), is frightening. Humility in a leader is a good thing, because when they realize they made a mistake, they can begin to fix the problem, and then they learn from that mistake and (hopefully) never make it again.
4. He is non-specific about his plans. Whenever someone tries to nail him down on his plan for the country, he spouts vague inanities like “I have the best plan. Believe me, you’re gonna love it.” But he never tells you what his plan is. This makes me nervous, because we are left to imagine what his plans MIGHT be. We can’t talk about how good or bad they are, we can only guess. This reminds me of Nancy Pelosi’s quote on Obamacare, “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it.”
5. He supports Planned Parenthood. He claims to be a Christian, and yet he supports the murder of babies. This is not the man that we need in office to appoint constitutionalist, conservative judges to try and stop the slaughter of the innocent.
6. He is NOT a good businessman. From Trump Steaks to Trump University to the FOUR times he has filed for bankruptcy for his businesses, he’s a bad businessman. The Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic city (where he personally lost almost 1 billion dollars of his own money, that’s $1,000,000,000.): bankrupt. The Plaza Hotel, where he made the exact same mistake he made in Atlantic City, (which shows that he doesn’t learn from his mistakes, because in his mind, he doesn’t make any): bankrupt. Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts: bankrupt to the tune of 1.8 billion dollars. They reorganized, and then filed for bankruptcy AGAIN in 2009 (7 years ago).
7. He lies constantly. I know he accuses Ted Cruz of this, but he can’t point out one thing Cruz has lied about (back to the vague inanities). The hypocrisy of a man to accuse someone else of the thing that is his defining characteristic is amazing. Trump said to Jeb Bush that Trump had never been bankrupt. He has filed for bankruptcy for his businesses FOUR TIMES because of his bad business decisions (see #6). He has lied about self-funding his campaign. He claims over and over that his campaign is self-funded. What’s the truth? He LOANED his campaign money, which he is making interest on, and they are running on donations from other (non-Trump) people.
8. He does NOT “tell it like it is.” Given his propensity for lying and saying whatever he needs to say to get what he wants, his relationship with the truth is transitory at best, and nonexistent at worst. And his lack of humility in admitting any of his faults shows that he is possibly incapable of telling it like it is in any other area.
9. He claims to be a Christian, but he has never asked God for forgiveness (because he doesn’t believe he has ever done anything wrong). The foundational principle of Christianity is that Christ died for our sins, and we need to have those sins forgiven to have our relationship with God restored. Trump has never done this, and is therefore NOT a Christian. If you are a Christian and you think Trump is a good choice for President, I have to ask you if you hate your country, because I believe Trump has a very high chance of destroying this country.
I believe a Christian Trump supporter is either a) ignorant of Trump’s true character and abilities, or b). like a man who has two wives: they claim to love both, but in reality they love neither. Jesus was right: you can’t serve two masters. Do you support this evil man, or do you follow Christ? In my mind there can be no middle ground.