Ben Shapiro is calling Donald Trump “classy” for calling the family of slain San Antonio police officer Benjamin Marconi to offer his condolences. Marconi was gunned down during a traffic stop on Sunday.

In sharp contrast to the treatment typically offered police officers by Barack Hussein, Trump calling Marconi’s family to offer his condolences is certainly big news, but the bigger news, and I am not trying to upstage Trump’s thoughtful phone call to the Marconi family, is Ben Shapiro, an ardent Trump-hater for the past year and a half, calling Donald Trump “classy.” YUUUUUGE news, as they say in the Big Apple.

This is what Shapiro said about candidate Trump in March….

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“I will never vote for Donald Trump because I stand with certain principles. I stand with small government and free markets and religious freedom and personal responsibility. Donald Trump stands against all of these things. He stands for Planned Parenthood and trade restrictions and targeting of political enemies and an anti-morality foreign policy and government domination of religion and nastiness toward women and tacit appeals to racism and unbounded personal power. I stand with the Constitution of the United States, and its embedded protection of my God-given rights through governmental checks and balances. Donald Trump does not. I stand with conservatism. Donald Trump stands against it.

I stand with #NeverTrump.”

According to Shapiro, “one of the reasons Donald Trump has become so popular with many Americans lies in his gut-level pro-Americanism. Trump doesn’t make blue collar Americans feel bad about themselves; he tells them they’re not racists or sexists. Trump doesn’t make those who earn feel rotten; he tells them that he’s earned too, and he’s proud of it. Most of all, Trump doesn’t tear down law enforcement.

That last fact was on full display on Tuesday, when the president-elect called the family of San Antonio police officer Benjamin Marconi, who was murdered on Sunday morning during a traffic stop. Police Chief William McManus said the ‘uniform was the target’ in the murder.

Marconi’s son, Dane, posted on Facebook, ‘Just got off the phone with future president Trump, he sends his condolences to our family.’ Trump’s team has said nothing about the call thus far.

This isn’t the first such call for Trump post-election. Shortly after the election, Trump called the widow of murdered NYPD Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo to offer condolences. ‘I’m very sorry I cannot be there with you today. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time,’ Trump reportedly said.

That’s classy.

It’s also necessary. President Obama sometimes called the families of slain cops; he routinely called the families of black people shot by cops under disputed circumstances. When he spoke at the funeral service for targeted Dallas police officers, he used the dais to rip police across the country as suffering from implicit bias. Americans rightly got the impression that Obama didn’t care nearly as much about targeted officers as he did about his misguided crusade to slander officers as the source of anti-black racism.

That’s not the message from Trump. Trump isn’t standing by bad police officers. But he’s making clear that he stands by police officers across the country, and that he takes their lives seriously. That’s a hell of a change from the current occupant of the Oval Office.”

This is what Shapiro said about candidate Trump in March….

I will never vote for Donald Trump because I stand with certain principles. I stand with small government and free markets and religious freedom and personal responsibility. Donald Trump stands against all of these things. He stands for Planned Parenthood and trade restrictions and targeting of political enemies and an anti-morality foreign policy and government domination of religion and nastiness toward women and tacit appeals to racism and unbounded personal power. I stand with the Constitution of the United States, and its embedded protection of my God-given rights through governmental checks and balances. Donald Trump does not. I stand with conservatism. Donald Trump stands against it.

I stand with #NeverTrump.”

I could shoot down every single moronic point Shapiro made labeling Donald Trump things he is not, but I will pick just a couple.

  1. “He stands for Planned Parenthood.” How stupid! No, he doesn’t, and if you don’t understand that then you are either an imbecile or are parroting HuffPo talking points, possibly both. Let me help you out here, Ben. Take notes. When questioned about Planned Parenthood, Trump said he would be in favor of funding the good parts (free testing and counseling for women) and defunding the bad part, abortion. When asked what he would do if he found out that Planned Parenthood was taking the funding intended for the good part and instead using it for abortion. In that case, said The Donald, I would not fund Planned Parenthood at all. But good try, Ben, attempting to twist that into “He stands for Planned Parenthood.” Read more!
  2. Your “free markets” versus Trump’s “trade restrictions.” What you term “free markets” can better be termed “hosing We the People.” Wonderful idea, Ben! Do you have a “Make China Great Again” cap? That is what free trade will do. It will continue to steal American jobs and force American manufacturers to move overseas to take advantage of cheap foreign labor. What you are calling mean, old Donald Trump’s “trade restrictions” can better be termed “America First” trade policy. That sucks, doesn’t it, Ben? You sound like a Clintonista globalist. Here, read this. This is how it works. I wrote it three years ago, long before Donald Trump was on the presidential scene…. Time to Stop Being Stupid!

The good news, Ben, is that you have finally found something good to say about President-elect Trump. I guess it is hard to find anything to attack him for in calling the family of a slain police officer to offer his condolences. I hope we hear more “classy” stuff from you instead of your daily hate-Trump rants.