Was Donald Trump For it Before He Was Against It? Where is Trump in an Age of Flip-flopping Politicians?
An article written by Michael Brown over at Townhall has questions about Donald Trump’s authenticity. Some comments Trump has made in just the last few years certainly raises questions and eyebrows.
In 2012 he told Greta van Sustern on Fox news that he thinks Hillary Clinton is a terrific woman. He’s known her and Bill for years and likes them both. He cited they all live in New York and he may be a bit biased based on that. He went on to say Clinton works hard, does a good job and even believes did her best regarding Benghazi.
On December 13, 2015 Trump stated that Cruz does not have the right temperament or judgement to be President. Two days later when Dana Bash from CNN asked him about that statement, Trump walked back his comments saying he has gotten to know Cruz a bit better in the last four or five days and he thinks his temperament is fine.
On Clinton, 3 years is a lifetime in politics. While Trump knew about the Benghazi incident at the time he praised Hillary, I doubt he knew all the facts that arose later. The e-mail scandal had not broke either and as far as we know, he’s not offered her anymore praise since 2012. Also, at the time he praised Clinton, he has said many times he donated to everyone’s campaign to get what he needed to get his buildings up. Perhaps this was one of those times.
On Cruz, perhaps a Trump advisor told him to be careful about bashing Cruz since he has been so close to him in the Iowa polls. And so Trump decided to quickly renounce what he had said.
Most people have some good in them despite some of their actions that are not good. We all make mistakes. But the Clintons for years have been involved in many scandals and not been prosecuted for any. Bill Clinton has had numerous accusations of sexual harassment flung at him. For Trumps part I am sure he knew about their past but simply did not care at the time as he was only a businessman who became successful in part due to getting along with everyone. He has publicly stated that also. Many people may still fault him for his praise of Clinton but since she was the Senator representing New York at one time, I’m sure that Trump got some strings pulled for things he wanted.
The distinction needs to be made however, that now Trump is running a Presidential campaign and not a business so that changes the rules. Not only that, Hillary Clinton is not the Senator representing New York anymore so she is of no use to Trump in his business.
What do you all think?