Who is the real Donald Trump? Has anyone figured it out other than Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio, who called him a con man and a liar? First, Trump has only been a registered Republican since 2012. He doesn't seem to be a "family values" sort of guy. I can't imagine him being a regular church-goer. How about his position on the issues?
He was for the Clintons before he was against them. He even invited them to at least one of his several weddings. I guess serial marriages and infidelity are acceptable to the Christian right these days. He was pro-choice before he was pro-life. He was for Planned Parenthood before he was against it. He was for gun control before he was against it. He was for the war in Iraq before he was against it. He was for debating Sen. Bernie Sanders before he was against it. If you thought Mitt Romney and John Kerry were flip-floppers, they have nothing on Donald Trump.
It's sad that some of his former Republican primary challengers are now lining up behind him as the Republican nominee when they accurately described his questionable character during the primary. It's sad that these Republicans will put the interests of the party above the interests of the country. Of course, the only interest the Republican party has is to make the rich richer and the rest of us poorer. House Republicans won't even adequately fund Zika virus research and prevention. Their irresponsible actions will place hundreds of thousands of pregnant women at risk for delivering severely disabled babies. The Republican policy seems to be that once you are born, you're on your own. What happened to their "sanctity of life" pitch? If it involves helping American women and children in need, they don't care. The assistance needed to help Zika-affected babies and children will be enormous compared to the $1.9 billion that President Obama has requested for research and prevention. Does Donald Trump discuss this important issue? No, he spends most of his time talking about Bill Clinton's past infidelity, Hillary's e-mails and how wonderful he is.
Given Trump's proclivity to change his mind frequently, can you really trust him on trade, foreign policy or anything else? I don't think so.