I have argued for a long time now that Donald Trump’s “conversion” to Conservatism after a lifetime of being a Liberal Democrat was nothing more than a sales pitch to win him votes in the Republican primary. You don’t just change your mind on every single major political issue (abortion, gun control, taxes, health care, immigration, trade) and expect people to take your word for it.
Now, however, we see more of the real Donald Trump shining through as he is already abandoning conservative positions before he has even won the nomination. During an NBC Town Hall today, Trump made major moves to the left on two key social issues: abortion, and allowing transgender men to use the girl’s bathroom.
When asked about the current issues over the North Carolina law that requires people to use the bathroom based on the gender listed on their birth certificate, Trump sided with the Leftists and the Boycotters and declared that people should be able to use whatever bathroom they feel like. It is absolutely amazing that the “front runner” for the GOP nomination for President sides with the “Social Justice Warriors” against families.
In the very same Town Hall meeting, Donald Trump was also asked if he would like to change the Republican platform when it comes to abortion, and he said, “yes.” Trump wants to water down the official position of the Republican party to say that we support abortions in the cases of rape, incest, or the life of the mother. This has been a core tenet of the Republican platform for decades that nobody (not even Mitt Romney) changed, because the positions we take in the Party platform are a statement of our principles.
We are not going to lose any votes by having a strong, pro-life plank in our Party Platform, but if you try to weaken that position, you will lose the support of millions of social conservatives and pro-life advocates who will feel that their party has abandoned them.
So for all of you who are supporting Donald Trump, are you now starting to wonder just what kind of President he’s going to be? Do you think he’s going to stand up for religious liberty? Do you think he’s going to put a hard core conservative on the Supreme Court? Seriously, ask yourself this question:
Did a 69 year old man who has been a Liberal Democrat all his life suddenly have a “Road to Damascus” conversion on every single important political issue we face today, right before he decided to run for President, or is a consummate salesman telling you exactly what you want to hear?