Trump becomes stupid
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Monday he believes Republicans should shut down the government rather than fund Planned Parenthood, the health services group that is facing scrutiny after undercover videos of its officials emerged. [CNN]
I’m very disappointed that he’s posturing to the stupid part of the party.
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I should add that it’s hard to believe that Trump really believes this. He’s not an evangelical Christian, and he’s from New York City where even Republicans are pro-choice.
In fact, in 1999, Trump said on TV interview that he was “very pro-choice.”
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Its stupid because he’s catering to the extreme right instead of continuing to harp on illegal immigration, which is actually a very populist position. While most people are uncomfortable with abortion, they’re equally uncomfortable with shutting down the government, especially for a stupid reason like denying funding to Planned Parenthood.
Trump should stick to the issue that gave him the clear edge over his competitors. Otherwise he’s just another Santorum or Huckabee.