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.
Yes! Exactly right in every way and on every point! Perfectly done!
7 and 8 are the same just worded differently….and no one knows what is in a persons heart only the person…..trump does love america, as far as a business man….open your eyes, the man is a billionaire…how could he not have been sucessful…. just another last atempt to put lying ted in office so he and his wife can continue to push one world order…I was a Ted supporter but thank God he opened my eyes and let me see the lies and sneakyness…one thing i hate is a sneak…you all pushing this man cruz might as well hand Obama a third term….cruz is establishment…he is surely pulling the wool over your eyes…..TRUMP 2016 or this country will be completely sold out!
Well Mark, I understand what you’re saying about #7 and #8, but they are two separate reasons I have heard people giving for why they ARE voting for Trump, so I thought they should be separate.
You say Trump loves America. I haven’t seen any proof of this. Do you have any?
As far as being a billionaire and a good businessman: the two are not automatically synonymous. He has figured out ways to make money by cheating his debtors. Take his current campaign, which he SAYS is self-funding, but in reality it is not. He’s actually making money off the money he loaned to his own campaign.
Lying Ted: please give me a verifiable example of a lie Ted Cruz has told during this campaign. With all the Trump supporters I have talked to, nobody has been able to give me an example.
Establishment: How is it that you claim Cruz is “establishment” but all the establishment guys can’t stand him: McConnell, Boehner, etc.
Unfortunately, the only ones listening to you are the ones that already see it like you see it.
My mind is absolutely blown over the previous commenter that credits God for opening his eyes to see what a liar Cruz is. Um – I don’t think it was God, and I don’t think that “opening of the eyes” is what happened here.
Thanks for this post. I will never vote for T rump. Not ever.
Steve, I agree with you 100%. I find it very funny that Fox News spent years on the subject of Obama’s known associations, but has yet to hold Trump accountable for his associations. (Schumer, Pelosie, Reed, Boehner, Gangsters) I am in Texas and there are a lot of Texans who will not be voting if those are our two options. Trump is part of the system and has been for decades. It is very odd to me that this many people can be so easily fooled. People keep saying he is running away with it. Yes he has received a huge amount of votes for AND against him. In the end I will vote for Hillary before I vote for Trump. She will come to the middle and be a centrist like Bill. Trump will try to build his brand and make himself more money, he needs to do that on his own time. As a father of daughters I refuse to put a man into office who speaks to and about women the way he does. That behavior is not acceptable to me. As soon as he speaks about Hillary the way he did about Carly he will be done.
You are right on. The media will now focus on doing everything they can to protect their favorite felon, Hillary.
Thank you for your defense of a good man. Lots of gloating today from the Trumpsters.
They don’t get it. Anyone who thinks Ted Cruz is an establishment guy has either not paying attention or lying. When he called out Mitch McConnell on the senate floor for lying to him?
That is courage and standing up for your convictions.
A lot of folks who have joined the Trump cult, don’t know the facts. They just follow their leader and repeat Trumps lies. And Trump has told some whoppers. Smearing a good man like Ted Cruz. Trump ran a dirty campaign. I didn’t like McCain or Romney but I held my nose and voted for them because their opponent was much worse than either of them. Not this time. The choice now is between two pathological liars. I will not violate my principles by casting a vote for either of these creeps.