Trump has made three comments, that I think slid under the radar, but will come back to haunt him:
Trump added that he thinks “eminent domain is wonderful,” and contended that those who are forced out of their homes often end up better off.
Donald Trump: Eminent Domain Is ‘Wonderful’ | National Review Online
I thought this would sink Trump right there. I know the conservative movement despises eminent domain, which is government seizure of private property of law-abiding citizens. Esp. when such seizure isn’t for a public works project, like a new highway, but enables another private business (like, say, a casino) to expand. I assume many of you here would violently resist the government taking your home away, even if they gave you (what they consider is) “fair market value”. It’s your home, and they have no right to just come in and take it, right?
Trump supporting eminent domain is like Hillary becoming pro-life. Her candidacy would come to a screeching halt.
- “The other thing with the terrorists is you have to take out their families, when you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families,” Trump said on Fox News earlier this month. “They care about their lives, don’t kid yourself. When they say they don’t care about their lives, you have to take out their families.”
Terrorists, of course, are fair game. But killing their family members simply because they’re related to the terrorist is murder. Should Timothy McVeigh’s family be rounded up and killed? The Unabomber’s brother, who turned him in? The mother of John Lee Malvo (D.C. Sniper)? Should the five year old brother of an ISIS terrorist be killed? How about his pregnant wife? We can’t take any chances, right?
- "I always felt fine about Putin," Trump said. "I think that he’s a strong leader. He’s a powerful leader … He’s actually got a popularity within his country. They respect him as a leader."
Donald Trump on Vladimir Putin: ‘At least he’s a leader’ - Business Insider
Once upon a time, Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney were mocked by liberals for calling Russia one of our biggest geo-political threats. Then they were vindicated when Putin seized Crimea and invaded Ukraine. Hillary was mocked for the “Russia Reset”. I can’t believe the conservative movement has done a complete 180 on Putin. They don’t “feel fine about Putin”. Russia’s economy is a shambles, Putin does have people killed (OMG, that a forger KGB chief could stoop to such levels. I’m shocked, shocked, I tells ya!), and Putin is a threat to NATO, which makes him a threat to us.
So, Trump supporters, how do you still support Trump after all this?