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Dismantling the Trump Myths, Part Two

Mar 31, 2016

Part One of this article looked at various issues of concern to conservatives. It should be clear from all that, that Trump is no conservative. But there is so much more foolishness being pushed by the Trumpites about his money, his so-called financial independence, his supposed inability to be bought and the like, that an entire section must be devoted to these dodgy claims. So Part Two of this article will now examine some of those matters in more detail. It will also look at his electoral chances.

MONEY ISSUES

Trump and money to Democrats

As I keep saying, Trump has spent the past forty years supporting and financing leftist and Democrat causes. Various Democrats, including the Clintons, have received hefty financial gifts from Trump over the years. How that makes him a conservative and one able to now take on the Democrats is quite beyond me:

edition.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/04/28/trump.democrats/index.html

Cruz Releases Handout Showing Which Democrats Have Received Money from Trump


www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/01/28/does-trump-like-hillary-more-than-vets.html

trump 10Trump self-funding?

Then we keep hearing that because Trump is so wealthy, he depends on no-one but himself to finance his presidential campaign. Is this the case? Um, no:

www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/feb/10/donald-trump/donald-trump-self-funding-his-campaign-sort/
www.moneytips.com/trump-is-not-self-funding-his-campaign
docquery.fec.gov/cgi-bin/forms/C00580100/1029398/

As one piece summarises:

Myth: Donald Trump funds his own campaign.
From his FEC filing:
His campaign spent $5.5 million.
Donations by people and corporations: $3.9+ million.
Loan made by Trump to his campaign: $1.8+ million.
Total collections: $5.9 million.
A loan to the campaign is paid back by YOUR donations, AND corporate donations.
Trump has spent only $104K of his own money.

Trump owned by the banks

The Trumpbots go on and on about how Ted Cruz is somehow owned by the banks, and is somehow in bed with Goldman Sachs and the like. This is ludicrous, as I discussed in my recent article on Cruz:

Dismantling the Cruz Myths

The simple truth is, no one is more in bed with GS, the banks, and even George Soros, than Donald Trump. Indeed Trump is the most bought man running in this election. The idea that he is somehow above the lures of money is laughable. He is a slave to his god money and to the big banks. And as I have pointed out before, almost all the candidates have connections with GS, including Trump:

www.redstate.com/leon_h_wolf/2016/01/22/every-bank-wall-street-owns-donald-trump/
blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2016/03/20/trumpwallst0320/

Trump Claims Cruz Is “Owned” by Wall Street… But Look What We Just Learned About Trump


www.redstate.com/leon_h_wolf/2016/01/22/every-bank-wall-street-owns-donald-trump/
www.rawstory.com/2016/01/not-just-ted-cruz-most-gop-candidates-have-financial-ties-to-goldman-sachs/

Trump and crony capitalism

Trump is no free-marketeer. He is pro-tariffs, pro-high taxes, pro-big government, pro-protectionism, and is simply a crony capitalist. As one commentator put it:

Crony capitalism is the air he breathes, the only sea in which he swims, his second nature. His recipe for “fixing” America, he tells us, is to appoint “the best people” – he names some of his fellow crony capitalists – to exercise even more unaccountable power and to do so with “unbelievable speed.” He assures us that, this time, it will be to “make America great again.” Peanuts’ Lucy might reply: “This time, for sure!”

Donald Trump Is The Next Barack Obama


freebeacon.com/issues/trumps-trade-proposals-could-cost-americans-250-billion-per-year/
archive.is/MnyY2
www.teapartynation.com/forum/topics/tramp-dropped-his-thin-veneer-of-feigned-conservatism-his

One could also highlight all of Trump’s failed business ventures. And he is going to save America?

www.nationalreview.com/article/432826/donald-trump-scandals-business-failures-roundup

Trump, Soros, the Establishment

All the Trumpbots going on about Cruz and globalism and the like really need to just shut up here, with their messiah being the biggest globalist, Soros buddy, and Establishment player around. Plenty of important articles have documented all this:

www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/02/trump-pals-around-with-george-soros

Unanswered Questions: Trump’s Ties To Soros, Organized Crime And The Chinese

Look Who Bailed Out Trump Towers AND Spent a Christmas Eve With Donald Trump


Donald Trump: The Soros Connection
truthinmedia.com/trump-funding-george-soros-to-build-chicago-trump-tower/
www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2016/03/03/donald-trump-held-briefing-with-richard-haass-head-of-council-on-foreign-relations/?_r=2

Indeed, Trump is the ultimate insider and Establishmentarian. He has even admitted to this: “The establishment is very unhappy with the way things are going and I can understand that, although I used to be part of the establishment. You know, seven months ago, before I decided to run, I was a part of the establishment. But now I’m not part of the establishment.”

Yeah, we believe you Donald. He has spent his entire adult life hobnobbing with the Establishment players, the ruling elites, the Hollyweirdians, the leftist celebrity set, and so on. And he is now going to save us from the Establishment because he is an outsider? Ha!

www.wsj.com/articles/trump-is-the-ultimate-insider-1456447752
www.politico.com/story/2015/09/donald-trump-lobbyists-washington-insider-213466#ixzz3zm6mxsxh

Donald Trump IS the establishment

ELECTABILITY

Trump unpopular; Trump loses to Hillary

No candidate in recent times has been more unpopular with the electorate at large than Donald Trump. Indeed, since polling has started on how unpopular a candidate is, no one has outscored Trump. This alone should worry every true conservative, and make them think twice about supporting such a loser:

www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/01/trump-has-highest-unfavorability-ever-recorded

More importantly, dozens and dozens of polls on a Trump-Clinton runoff show consistently that he loses to Hillary. That alone should cause any true enemy of Clinton to dump Trump immediately, and run with the consistent conservative who can beat her:

Projection: Hillary would beat Trump 419 to 119 in the Electoral College


www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/2016_presidential_race.html www.washingtonexaminer.com/poll-clinton-beats-trump-loses-to-rubio-and-cruz/article/2584579

Clinton’s lead over Trump grows to 11% in latest Ipsos-Reuters poll


www.redstate.com/jaycaruso/2016/03/09/poll-hillary-easily-defeats-trump-in-november/?utm_content=buffer32f34&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Hillary Trounces Trump in Latest Polls


townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2016/03/18/polls-trump-gets-clobbered-by-hillary-among-swing-groups-n2135769
www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/03/24/donald-trump-is-not-beating-hillary-clinton-in-the-polls-no-matter-how-many-times-he-says-it/?postshare=2991458869184263&tid=ss_fb-bottom

These two final pieces on the polling are very important indeed, listing the specific polls and making it crystal clear that a vote for Trump is a vote for Hillary:

www.dailywire.com/news/4373/trump-keeps-saying-polls-show-him-beating-hillary-aaron-bandler
www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/us/general_election_trump_vs_clinton-5491.html#polls

The reason Trump is so unpopular is easy to establish: leftists of course hate him, women of course hate him, but huge percentages of conservatives also hate him, for the simple reason that he is no conservative. Yet the Trumpbots are going to simply allow Hillary to be swept into office by their deluded and zombie-like support of the loser Trump. As one commentator rightly says:

Hillary Clinton is the most beatable likely Democratic nominee since John Kerry, and the GOP is poised to nominate the one man least likely to beat her, and the one man who would be just as bad in the White House. I don’t vote for despicable people. I don’t vote for leftists. And I will never, ever, vote for Donald Trump. He’s no better than she is.

www.nationalreview.com/article/433405/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-equally-terrible-conservatives?zkMeeqKza04Kmzpd.01

As another writer correctly states:

Trump is not going to walk away with this nomination. He is, in fact, probably not going to reach 1,237 – and that’s because he has insulted and degraded almost everyone who isn’t already voting for him, and continues to weekly (if not daily) show himself unfit for the office even as he racks up a huge delegate lead. This reality is setting in with Trump’s supporters, which is probably responsible for some of their uglier antics over the last week, and for why they are already pre-complaining about “cheating” at the convention.

www.redstate.com/leon_h_wolf/2016/03/29/trump-voters-waking-reality-isnt-pretty/

This is just a small sampling of the evidence. And much more could be said on so many other issues. But the main thing to emphasise here is this fundamental truth: Trump is NOT a conservative. So why in the world would any true conservative support him?

And more shocking still is the fact that he will most likely lose to Hillary in a general election. So why run with such a guy? My mind boggles on all this. So let me sum up my thinking on this with a short bullet-point conclusion:

Seven simple truths you can bank on:
-I detest Obama and Clinton as much as any Trumpite ever will.
-I love America as much as any Trumpite claims to.
-Trump is not a conservative.
-Trump will almost certainly lose to Clinton if he gets the Republican nod.
-If by some strange anomaly he does get in, he will likely harm America just as much as Clinton or Sanders will.
-Thanks a lot Trumpites for helping to hasten the destruction of America.
-None of this is even necessary since we have a genuine constitutional conservative still running.

Part One of this article is here: billmuehlenberg.com/2016/03/31/dismantling-trump-myths-part-one/

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5 Responses to Dismantling the Trump Myths, Part Two

  • Bill…as I’m in “Judges” now in my bible reading, I have come to the understanding that God may very well give us over to the Trumpites and Hillarytites, if either wins. My prayer is that Ted Cruz, against all odds, is victorious, but even if he is, the respite will be only for a season in any case…unless, as a nation, we repent and return to the Lord.
    In the meantime, thanks for the collected links that will hopefully be used to inform those who are “unaware” of what’s truly at stake and to change the minds of those who know, but have been deluded.

  • I echo these sentiments of Ted Nugent.

    “At this time I do not endorse Donald Trump anymore than I endorse Ted Cruz as I admire both gentlemen. But these points are SO damn special!
    Obama is against Trump
    The Media is against Trump
    The establishment Democrats are against Trump
    The establishment Republicans are against Trump
    The Pope is against Trump
    The UN is against Trump
    The EU is against Trump
    China is against Trump
    Mexico is against Trump
    Soros is against Trump
    Black Lives Matter is against Trump
    MoveOn.Org is against Trump
    Koch Bro’s are against Trump
    Hateful, racist, violent Liberals are against Trump
    Bonus points
    Cher says she will leave the country
    Mylie Cyrus says she will leave the country
    Whoopi says she will leave the country
    Rosie says she will leave the country
    Al Sharpton says he will leave the country
    Gov. Brown says California will build a wall
    Sounds like the kinda president the US needs! “

  • Thanks Ian. Nugent is a good conservative, but this oft heard “reason” why we should run with Trump is as lame as they come. The claim is this: ‘If Trump is hated by everyone, he must be doing something right.’ A much more plausible reply would be this: ‘If Trump is hated by everyone, he must be doing something wrong, so avoid him like the plague.’

    It is also a fallacious argument: Cruz of course is equally hated by the left, and the Establishment, but much more importantly, he is not hated by so many conservatives like Trump is. That is all we need to know really.

    And to vote in this lifelong New York leftist, narcissist and Democrat supporter, simply in the hopes that a few other rabid lefties might leave the country is hardly a case of sensible voting!

    But I have already dealt with this not too helpful objection here, so no need to keep repeating myself:

    billmuehlenberg.com/2016/03/20/trumpites-say-silliest-idolatrous-things/

  • Hi Bill.

    Now Leftie-celebrity activist (spare us from all such people!!) Susan Sarandon has weighed-in. Mick Koster.
    www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/03/29/susan-sarandon-trump-might-be-better-for-america-than-hillary-clinton.html

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