The big joke Tuesday was that comb-over reality TV star Donald Trump announced that he’s running for president in 2016 as a Republican. As if it isn’t funny enough that he’s given hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Democratic Party and the Clinton Foundation, he also said he wants Oprah Winfrey as his VP. And just in case you aren’t convinced of his conservative credentials, it turns out he’s left quite a liberal footprint of anti-gun, pro-abortion, redistribution of wealth, Obam-esque socialism.
Back in 2000 The Don was flirting with running for president as a Reform Party candidate. To get people jazzed about voting for the world’s biggest jackass, he published a book called The America We Deserve, which laid out his positions on a variety of subjects.
Here’s what he wrote about gun control:
It’s often argued that the American murder rate is high because guns are more available here than in other countries. After a tragedy like the massacre at Columbine High School, anyone could feel that it is too easy for Americans to get their hands on weapons. But nobody has a good solution. This is another issue where you see the extremes of the two existing major parties. Democrats want to confiscate all guns, which is a dumb idea because only the law-abiding citizens would turn in their guns and the bad guys would be the only ones left armed. The Republicans walk the NRA line and refuse even limited restrictions. I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weapons and I also support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun. With today’s Internet technology we should be able to tell within seventy-two hours if a potential gun owner has a record.
While not quite as bad as most liberals, I don’t consider anyone that wants to ban weapons based on cosmetic features a friend to the American gun owner. He says confiscating guns is dumb, but then he supports an assault weapons ban, which outlaws an entire class of weapons based on the fact that liberals think they look scary, and that is somehow smart?
Note how he frowns on the NRA for opposing “limited restrictions” of gun ownership. You either support the 2nd Amendment, which says the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, or you favor gun control. Trump obviously is in the latter category.
He also doesn’t seem to know very much about the issue if he thinks there needs to be a waiting period for firearms purchases to ensure they don’t fall into the wrong hands. The background check system is almost instantaneous. The waiting period is something the liberals cooked up because they think that anyone who buys a gun is doing so to murder someone and they need a couple of days to cool off. If Trump looks at gun owners as likely killers, he ain’t no friend to the 2nd Amendment.
Elsewhere in Trump’s manifesto he takes the very liberal position of murdering unborn babies:
There are some issues I don’t want to say much about. I support a woman’s right to choose, for example, but I am uncomfortable with the procedures. When Tim Russert asked me on Meet the Press if I would ban partial-birth abortion if I were president, my pro-choice instincts led me to say no.
We need, as a nation, to reexamine the single-payer plan, as many individual states are doing.
And redistribution of wealth:
I would impose a one-time, 14.25 percent tax on individuals and trusts with a net worth over $ 10 million.
Liberals are rejoicing that Donald Trump has announced he’s running for president as a Republican because they think it reflects badly on conservatives. The thing is, we don’t want him. He thinks like a liberal and gives money to liberals; they can have him. He’s as fake and full of sh*t as Hillary Clinton and has no place in the GOP. He’s a liberal clown that belongs under the democratic big top.