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The conservative apologists for Donald Trump, and sadly there are some, protest that using his 1999 interview with the late Tim Russert, in which Trump vividly and unabashedly lays out his New York City liberalism, isn’t fair game given the time elapsed since then.

Fair enough. Being that it was sixteen years ago, and even in another century and all, perhaps they have a point? We have to leave room for human beings to evolve, right? Do all of us believe all of the same things we believed sixteen years ago? I mean this was so long ago that Trump hadn’t yet launched his disastrous presidential run for Ross Perot’s Reform Party.

So let’s make like the bankruptcy laws Trump readily admits he uses to his advantage, and cut a billionaire some slack. How about 2010? Is that too far back? What about, oh, I don’t know…2015?

Trump can’t win a real debate on the issues. 

The truth is you don’t have to go way back to find that Trump always has been, and remains to this day, a typical New York City liberal. This explains why Trump so often engages in liberal tactics like victim blaming, blame-shifting, demagoguery, dishonesty, etc. And he does so usually through the exact same liberal media other liberals use. But don’t just take my word for it. Here’s Trump in his own words:

If you think using Trump’s 1999 interview where he admits his liberalism is unfair because it’s too long ago, how about when Trump joined Bernie Sanders in advocating for a taxpayer-funded, single-payer healthcare system in 2015?

Sourced here.

If you think using Trump’s 1999 interview in which he admits his liberalism is unfair because it’s too long ago, how about when the baby-killers at Planned Parenthood named Trump their “favorite Republican” in 2015?

Sourced here.

If you think using Trump’s 1999 interview where he admits his liberalism is unfair because it’s too long ago, how about when Trump failed to support religious liberty in 2015?

Sourced here.  

If you think using Trump’s 1999 interview where he admits his liberalism is unfair because it’s too long ago, how about when Trump said he wouldn’t tear up Obama’s Faustian Bargain with Iran back in 2015?

Sourced here.

If you think using Trump’s 1999 interview where he admits his liberalism is unfair because it’s too long ago, how about when Trump sounded like an anti-Israel liberal (claiming Israel may not want peace and will have to give up even more to Islamists) in 2015?

Sourced here and here

If you think using Trump’s 1999 interview where he admits his liberalism is unfair because it’s too long ago, how about when Trump came out for a 45% tariff on imported Chinese goods in 2015 (and then lied about it in last week’s GOP debate)?

Sourced here.

By the way, polls show middle and lower-middle class Americans are most likely to support Trump. They would be the ones most devastated by Trump’s tariff scheme, because the higher cost of goods they buy at big box stores like Wal-Mart and Target would be passed on to them.

But I digress.

If you think using Trump’s 1999 interview where he admits his liberalism is unfair because it’s too long ago, how about when Trump donated $50,000 to Obamaista Rahm “never let a good crisis go to waste” Emanuel in 2010?

Sourced here.

If you think using Trump’s 1999 interview where he admits his liberalism is unfair because it’s too long ago, how about when despite all his tough immigration talk, Trump came out for amnesty in 2015?

Sourced here.

If you think using Trump’s 1999 interview where he admits his liberalism is unfair because it’s too long ago, how about when Trump used his pro-baby killing sister as an example of the type of Supreme Court justices he’d appoint in 2015?

Sourced here.

Here’s the bottom line—there’s not a single issue on which Trump is a credible conservative.

Not. A. Single. One.

Trump was a typical New York City liberal back in 1999, and he’s still a typical New York City liberal now. That’s why Trump’s campaign has empty platitudes instead of substance, and has to resort to the same smear tactics as the Left - because Trump can’t win a real debate on the issues.

So why are some conservatives still defending this typical New York City liberal?

Steve Deace has endorsed Ted Cruz for president. 


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