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Monday, September 14, 2015

Trump Shakes Up the 2016 Campaign

Liberals have perfected the art of exploiting a tragedy for political gain. We saw how the massacre of nine people at a Bible study inside a Charleston, South Carolina church was used to bring down the Confederate flag all over the South. Donald Trump is proving that conservatives can play that game, too. In the speech announcing his candidacy, Trump warned that “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people who have lots of problems; they’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime.” A few days later, a young woman was shot and killed while walking with her father after taking pictures at a popular San Francisco tourist attraction. Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the Mexican charged with killing Kate Steinle and convicted of 7 felonies who had been deported 5 times, should absolutely not be free to walk the streets of San Francisco.

Rarely has any political candidate been proved so tragically right so soon. But that has not stopped furious liberals from trying to make Trump the bad guy. Liberals have even been pressuring NBC and other liberal corporations to break Trump’s contracts for the Miss USA pageant, for clothing at Macy’s, and for a celebrity golf outing. Most of the Republican establishment, including Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush, have rushed to denounce Donald Trump for raising the issue of criminal aliens from Mexico living in “sanctuary cities.”

Among Republican presidential candidates, only Senator Ted Cruz and Dr. Ben Carson have welcomed Trump. Dr. Carson said “We need to discuss these things openly. I like people who are willing to say what they believe.” Dr. Carson, who previously fought back against a defamatory accusation by the notorious Southern Poverty Law Center, often says that “political correctness is destroying our nation.” Now, when I evaluate a candidate, the ability to resist liberal pressure is the most important character trait. Cruz, Trump, and Carson are among the few who pass that test.

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