People don’t like Hillary usually because they feel they can’t trust her. Whether it’s Bosnia, Benghazi or the day’s latest WikiLeaks, if you trust Hillary I’m going to wonder if you’re paying attention…to anything.
But this is not about Hillary. Oh no, this is about Trump. Trump fans will tell you that we have to elect Trump because Hillary is shady and she should be in prison, while I won’t defend her, I’m not convinced shady isn’t a word that can’t be used to describe Trump too. Supporters are drawn to Trump because they see him as straightforward and forthright. But when you really look at what he’s saying it’s usually unclear what he means.
“I’m actually very different from most Republicans,” Trump said when asked about raising the minimum, saying he would be “open to doing something with it.”
Alright..doing something about it? What does that mean? Is raising the minimum wage something you’re willing to talk about but not act on? WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?! It’s very difficult to hold someone accountable when they speak this way. Mind you, in the primaries he stated that the minimum wage was too high. So which is it?
Guns are important to conservatives but it’s unclear how important they are to Trump.
“I’m a very strong Second Amendment person,” Trump has said numerous times on the campaign trail. Though to what effect is unclear.
What kind of guns? What kinds of restrictions? On the trail he has mentioned eliminating gun free zones and wouldn’t support any further gun restrictions that wasn’t the case in his 2000 book, “The America We Deserve” he described wanting a “slightly longer waiting period” to buy guns. He’s drawing huge crowds of gun lovin’ folks but his stance on the issue certainly doesn’t seem to be set in stone.
Then there’s his views on Hillary. I don’t think I need to go into detail ‘cause we all know the story. Trump went from inviting the Clintons to his wedding and referring to Hillary as a terrific woman back in 2012 to now calling her the “worst secretary of state in history.” Four years ago, he thought she was doing a great job…now she’s the worst secretary of state in history?
You know what though, people are allowed to change their minds. I get that. New information and new experiences can certainly do that, I know my views are fluid and probably always will be. But Trump has lied and flip-flopped on the campaign trail. Isn’t hammering out your views and values something you do right before you run for president? Changing your mind from a view you had a decade, or heck even four years ago, I’ll give you that. But changing throughout your campaign is concerning. Here are many examples of him flip-flopping while on the campaign trail.
Trump’s lies are consistent and confusing. What I mean is that Donald Trump lies to make himself look better but he also lies…just to lie. Like this one for instance:
“We don’t have any chess grandmasters in the United States.” – Donald Trump
Completely false, why are you lying about this? Or how about this claim:
“My opponent has no childcare plan.” – Donald Trump
Actually, it’s right here.
Or how about when he claimed Ted Cruz “never denied” his father was photographed with Lee Harvey Oswald?
Not only is there absolutely no proof this is true, Ted Cruz did in fact deny the claims months before Trump made this statement.
I could write pages on Trump lies ranging from white to what the actual f&*%. I didn’t even touch on his claims such as “I’m a successful businessman,” (multimillion dollar losses and bankruptcy) “the molestation accusations are absolutely false,” (probably not according to research and your own words) or the people who took his Trump University classes “loved it.” Why does he lie so much? Why does he lie about stuff easily proven to be lies? Why does he lie about stuff that didn’t matter at all until he lied about it? Well psychologists may be able to answer that better than I. Their theories can be read here and here.
I get the appeal of someone who isn’t PC or someone who “tells it like it is.” But again and again and again Trump isn’t correct, let alone politically correct and he rarely if ever tells it like it is. People are mistaking fabrication for bluntness. Where the latter might be refreshing when accompanied with truth it’s worthless when accompanied by wild inaccuracies.
When you teach your sons and daughters to be honest would you even think of using Trump as an example? Would you be confident in directions he gave you? Would you want his honest advice on the stock market? Trump hasn’t lied about insider government happenings and he will only be given the chance to if he is elected president.