Is Trump Really a Republican?

Which wiener will you vote for? Photo Credit / Andrew Kissling
Which wiener will you vote for? Photo Credit / Andrew Kissling
Which wiener will you vote for? Photo Credit / Andrew Kissling

Which wiener will you vote for?
Photo Credit / Andrew Kissling

By Laura Jean Null
Staff Writer

Since the start, the candidates for the 2016 election have been cracking heads, tearing each other apart politically and overall have been battling it out to become the winner.

It has finally come down to two candidates, the democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and the republican nominee Donald Trump.

There was a shock in the midst of the American media at first when Trump announced his run for presidency as a republican no less.

In 2008, it was reported by CBS News that Trump was supporting Hillary during her presidential campaign and told reporters she would make a “great” president or vice president.

Also, according to Programming Interviews, Trump was a registered Democrat in 2001. Then in 2009, a year after Clinton lost the election to Barack Obama, he switched to become a republican.

This change of his only shone in the spotlight, however, once the secret was out and he made his announcement to run for the presidency. But why the switch?

His stance on social security remains the same as the Democratic Party. On April 2, in Racine Wisconsin, it was also reported by CBS that Trump said, “They want to cut your social security, I’m not cutting your social security.”

However, regarding some controversial topics such as abortion laws and woman’s rights, Trump seems to have changed his opinion, switching to what his standing party wants.

Trump’s confusing stance on the topic of abortion, for instance, is all over the internet and YouTube. In an interview with MSNBC, reporter Chris Matthews inquires about the legal actions he will take if a woman gets an abortion. Trump responds that he is prolife, with the exceptions of rape, incest and health issues.

As the interview went on, Trump seemed to be taking the focus off of the legal questions by attempting to go around them in order to avoid stating his honest opinion regarding this major topic.

However, in 1999, Trump told Meet the Press, “Well, I’m very pro-choice. I hate the concept of abortion. I hate it. I hate everything it stands for. I cringe when I listen to people debate the subject. But, you still, I still believe in choice.”

In less than 20 years, Trump had completely changed his stance on one of the most debated political topics. Does he mean what he says now, compared to then? This is the question the American people want to know.

The Republican Party was almost ruined when Trump joined, knocking Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, John Kasich and Marco Rubio out and causing others to withdraw from the running.

He seemed to have caused chaos and corruption then, as many of the former running nominees did not want to support Trump, even if he stood for their party, because they did not want him to represent the Republican Party.

Is he running because he truly believes in what he says to the media in reports, campaigning and Twitter, or does he want to ruin the Republican Party?

Past history shows he was a democrat and had a clear stance on hot issues that separate the two major parties. This is honestly one of the most controversial topics of this day and age, especially because the election is right around the corner.

The world, except Trump or maybe even Trump, is uncertain what the outcome will be following the results of this election.

Email Laura at:
lnull@live.esu.edu

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