One of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s biggest selling points to voters is he refuses to apologize or change his positions — regardless of how they are received by the public. They overlook his hypocrisy on bankrupting businesses, and his philandering ways in his private life, and his lack of foreign policy experience. “At least he is honest”, has been the defense of Trump. Now even that argument has gone to the wayside with Trump’s recent flip-flop on immigration, and many have taken notice including former Florida Gov and presidential contender Jeb Bush.
While appearing as a guest on the radio program “Election Central” hosted by Rita Cosby, Bush railed against Trump’s ever-morphing position on immigration. He said, “I can only say that whatever his views are this morning, they might change this afternoon, and they were different than they were last night, and they’ll be different tomorrow. So I can’t comment on his views because his views seem to be ever changing depending on what crowd he’s in front of. Sounds like a typical politician, by the way…all the things Donald Trump railed against, he seems to be morphing into.”
Trump’s destruction at the hands of Bush is quite humiliating. Trump had accused Bush of being “low energy”, but Bush was certainly full of pep during this segment. Bush continued, “I don’t know what to believe about a guy who doesn’t believe in things. I mean he doesn’t … this is all a game. He doesn’t … his views will change based on the feedback he gets from a crowd, or, you know, what he thinks he has to do. Life is too complex. For me, I couldn’t do that. I have to believe what I believe, and if it’s popular, great, if it’s not, I try to get better at presenting my views. But shifting my views because, because it’s political to do it? That’s what politicians do in this country, that’s what Trump is trying to do right now. I find it abhorrent.”
The analysis by Bush is accurate to a bullseye. Trump viewed politics as a game, and has no remorse about changing his positions. Trump knows the Republican party is stuck with him as their nominee, and now he is attempting to win back voters who were previously alienated by his rhetoric. This is a curious move, as Trump’s alienation of those voters is what won him the rest of his constituency. As he now attempts to please everyone, it is likely he will alienate both groups and find his chances at winning the Oval Office slipping away.
Listen to Bush crush Trump below: