I have talked previously about NeverTrumpers after roughly a year or so of Trump’s presidency and that they were nothing but stubborn at best and flat out traitors to their core values at worst.
And this remains to be the case, with achievement after achievement in the Trump Presidency coming about and proving himself to be a strong conservative President.
But while the NeverTrump crowd may have had some argument against Trump’s actual conservative nature (meaning he had not quite proven himself as a true conservative at the time), after a year and a half, even NeverTrumpers agree that his policy has actually been conservative. But that hasn’t stopped them from remaining NeverTrumpers.
Most recently, NeverTrump “conservative” Jonah Goldberg posed this challenge for those who support Trump and follow him anyway: “Please come up with a definition of good character that Donald Trump can clear.”
So now, it’s not that Donald Trump isn’t conservative. He clearly is. What has people like Goldberg remain NeverTrump is the POTUS’s character. And at that point, if that is their argument, I can’t help but believe these people are nothing but crybabies.
Seriously? His character is the reason you don’t support him? Never mind the fact that Trump HAS proven himself to be a solid conservative, if inarticulate at times, and HAS passed multiple policies that would have any true conservative giggle like a schoolgirl. Never mind that Trump is the closest thing to Reagan we have had since the Big Dipper himself. Never mind all the actual progress we are witnessing economically, internationally, etc. No, all that goes out the window because Trump does not have good character in these people’s eyes.
Only problem is that they are wrong about him even with that “argument”.
David Horowitz tried to explain some good character traits, all of which I agree with, by saying: “He has an amazing family. He’s loyal to a fault. He loves the country that gave him a privileged life. He works around the clock for ordinary Americans & their security. He would never appoint a treacherous individual to head the CIA. Wake up Jonah. It’s a war & u can’t be neutral.”
Unfortunately, Jonah decided to act like a typical Leftist and flat out attack David: “This is total nonsense David. He’s not loyal to his wives. Read up on how he treated Roy Cohn ffs. He doesn’t work around the clock. He won’t read and won’t stop watching TV. I can’t tell if your head is up your ass or his.”
Civility going out the window is synonymous with Leftist behavior, so I’m not surprised a NeverTrumper said this. At this point, there are no NeverTrump conservatives, just people who used to be conservative but have switched sides effectively just because they don’t like Trump on a personal basis.
David, in an article talking about this Twitter exchange, tries to clarify that his “loyal to a fault” example was about sticking with Omarosa despite other people saying she was no good, as well as sticking with Steve Bannon and Jeff Sessions when he first entered office, saying that any other Republican would have thrown them under the bus, regardless of the truthfulness of any accusations against them.
David also defends Trump’s marriages, saying we all have our faults. And finally, David defends Trump by saying that no other Republican would stand up to the unending hatred of the Left and the media, and that no other Republican would stay the course of working for the benefit of the American people and keep his promises.
So I say kudos to David for this defense of Trump against someone who would rather see our country continue Obama’s stagnation than see Trump help heal our nation but with subjectively bad character.
However, I have my own response to Jonah’s original tweet.
Do you want to know Trump’s primary positive character trait? He is selfless.
Donald Trump was the last person in the world who needed to run for office. He had built a billion-dollar company, established a solid brand with his name, and set up his family to live in the lap of luxury for generations.
He owned multiple buildings with his name on them, lived in one of them in New York City, and was friends with both Democrats and Republicans, living as the golden standard for American exceptionalism and the American Dream’s fullest potential.
He was set for the rest of his life, his children’s lives and his grandchildren’s lives. The Trump name would likely go down in history among the Rockefellers as top American families.
And yet, despite him living in luxury buildings that he built; despite having a vast fortune; despite living with the knowledge that he had done enough work for his family to be set for a very long time despite the economic climates they may see, he still chose to run for office.
It wasn’t a financial decision. He would LOSE money running for office and donates the salary he is given as POTUS. It wasn’t a PR decision to heighten his image. If it were, he would have run as a Democrat or not at all.
It wasn’t a decision for the benefit of his own family. Like I said, the Trumps already had it made.
It was a decision to truly help out those who had been suffering the most after 8 years of Obama’s socialist policies.
It was a decision to help out the 99% of Americans who would be forced to pay for Obama’s social programs and ludicrous spending. It was a decision to Make America Great Again.
But why? Why him? He already had it made, and he stood the most to lose. By running Republican, particularly with such a message, he stood to lose just about everything. The very second he strayed from the Democrat Party’s slave plantation of thought (yes, all races are subject to their brainwashing tactics), he became an enemy of the Democrat Party.
Granted, the Left didn’t take him seriously at the time. But such words against Obama and the Democrats most certainly ticked them off. No doubt, he lost a lot of friends on Day 1 of the campaign trail.
So running for POTUS as a Republican and with such a message of Making America Great Again wasn’t going to help him make or retain friends within the swamp.
He knew perfectly well what he stood to lose. Had he lost the election, with how fervently the media and the Left were going after him (though somehow, they were less rabid than today), it’s likely that the Trump brand would have lost a lot of value for Democrats and Republicans alike.
This still stands to be the case once he leaves office after the 2024 election. He will go back to living a private life, maybe trying to continue running his business, but even if he retires, his successor will have to deal with the attacks from the Left and some on the Right.
So why? Why risk it all to enter the most polarizing business known to Man? For people like you and me.
He’s not doing this for himself, or his family, or the elites in Washington or elsewhere. Whenever someone like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Colin Kaepernick, etc. attacks Trump, I can’t help but to think these people simply do not get it.
Regardless of who wins presidential elections, people like the ones mentioned above will always be fine. Matter of fact, even people like Trump, regardless of who wins presidential elections, will always be fine.
As long as they don’t waste all their money and are smart with it, they don’t have to fear economic collapses (unless the government confiscates their money, and then, big government becomes a problem for them).
But most people are not in their position. Most people are severely affected by Presidential elections. Why? Because Democrats, particularly today, do not know how to handle and grow an economy. Obama certainly never tried to grow the economy. He HATES this country, why would he help grow its economic strength?
Democrats do not have good policy when it comes to economics. They only know how to spend money, not make it. They only know how to destroy wealth, not create it (unless it’s for themselves).
If Hillary had won, we would only have seen 4 or maybe 8 more years of stagnation. The unemployment rates would only go up and the regular Joe would be left to pay for the tab that Hillary and the Democrats would run up.
We had next to no voice in Washington. No one who would fight as fervently as Trump does. Sure, there were some conservatives like Ted Cruz, Trey Gowdy, Rand Paul, etc. But none of them have the same fighting spirit that Trump has. None of them would fight so fervently against the Left as Trump does. They would fight, no doubt, but they would not believe we are at war, as David said, against the Left.
It’s a war for the future of our country. Either we will go back to our capitalist roots that helped build this country into the superpower that it is, or fall to socialism and see the world’s best hope for liberty fade away into history.
Trump exposed this war. But at the end of the day, he is the last person on Earth who needed to do this.
It’s also why, whenever people like Jonah Goldberg or Bret Stephens, who wrote that he still wishes Hillary were President, attack Trump for something as asinine as supposedly bad character flaws, I can’t help but think they miss the bigger picture.
That war that I just mentioned is the bigger picture. And in war, we need a General. I believe Trump, for the time being, is that General. No, Trump isn’t perfect. His past is not the best. But if someone’s past were the deciding factor of who we support, no progress would be made.
I can’t imagine a single Jew looked at Moses and thought they should remain slaves in Egypt because Moses killed an Egyptian guard and was a fugitive.
The point isn’t that someone’s past ought to deter us from liking or following that person. The point is that, if that person has changed, and I mean truly changed, knows that what they did was wrong, tries not to do it again, and depends on the Lord Jesus Christ to give him strength every day, then that person is worthy of forgiveness.
I don’t like what Trump did in the past, with his affairs and cover ups. But if he has since asked for forgiveness from the Lord, who am I to not then forgive him for those things? Who am I to judge him for his past? Matter of fact, who is Jonah or any Leftist to judge him for his past?
We all are sinful. It’s in our nature. None of us can possibly claim to be perfect. The only perfect being to have walked this Earth was Jesus Christ, who lived without sin, but died for ours.
Focusing on Trump’s past is simply a childish reason to still be against him. And focusing on his supposed character flaws is asinine. Because Trump is, I believe, a pretty good person to go through the Hell he’s going through and going through it with a smile on his face, knowing he’s doing the right thing in the eyes of the Lord – doing the right thing for the benefit of the United States of America, the country he loves with all his heart.
Any NeverTrumper that attacks him for “bad character” simply has no argument. They are simply self-righteous and stubborn people who either fail to see the war against the Left or altogether betray the Right, as Bill Kristol has done.
I simply hope, knowing that these people are supposed conservatives, that they will come around to the side of rationality and logic, knowing that there are more important things at hand than bickering about the way Trump does things rather than what he actually does.
“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
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