More evidence that Donald Trump today is not the same candidate who has us screaming like rock groupies when he talked about walls and deportation and banning Muslim immigration.
According to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Trump has “pivoted” from his proposal to ban Muslims. Great! I’m sure by “pivoted” Priebus means 180 degrees.
If true, this is another sign that The Donald is moving to the center, I’m sure in response to pollsters advising him that his loyal conservative base will always be there, and moving to the center will attract more independents and Hitlery-hating Democrats.
I consider such a tactic very dangerous, and it could blow up Trump’s face like a prank cigar. He may gain five million voters by moving center and abandoning the promises that got him to this point, but it will alienate twenty million or more previously loyal followers, and leave the lingering question in the minds of millions more, “Is this the hardcore patriot we knew months ago or has that guy been kidnapped and replaced with another establishment, go-along-to-get-along empty suit?”
Priebus also referred to Trump’s selection of running mate Mike Pence as a “mature pick,” further evidence that the war between the GOP establishment and Donald Trump is over, we have a clear winner, and it is not Donald Trump…. or the American people.
Excerpted from The Washington Post
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says Donald Trump has “pivoted” from his proposed ban on Muslims coming into the United States.
Priebus tells CNN “there is no religious test on the table,” despite Trump’s statement in December calling for a temporary ban of foreign Muslims from entering the U.S. until elected leaders could figure out “what is going on.”
Priebus says Trump is calling for a temporary ban on immigration from countries that harbor and train terrorists until the U.S. has a better vetting system.
The proposed ban is an example of where Trump differs from his pick for vice president. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence immediately called Trump’s proposal in December unconstitutional.
Priebus says the selection of Pence shows Trump didn’t want to surround himself with “yes people.”
Priebus called Trump’s selection of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate a “mature pick.” He also said he doesn’t expect GOP opponents of Trump will successfully disrupt proceedings this week at the GOP convention.