Club for Growth: Trump is a liberal

Matt K. Lewis Senior Contributor
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Club for Growth President Chris Chocola is not a fan of The Don.  In a release, Chocola blasted Trump, saying:

Donald Trump has advocated for massive tax increases that display a stunning lack of knowledge of how to create jobs. His love for a socialist-style universal health care system and his alarming obsession with protectionist policies are automatic disqualifiers among free-market conservatives. This publicity stunt will sputter and disappear just as quickly as the ‘The Apprentice’ is losing viewers.

(Emphasis mine.)

As proof, The Club cited Trump’s penchant for protectionism, including opposing NAFTA, supporting a 25 percent tax on China, and rooting for a “trade war” with China.

Additionally, The Club cites Trump’s book, “The America We Deserve” in which Trump writes “I would impose a one-time, 14.25% tax on individuals and trusts with a net worth over $10 million,” and “We must have universal healthcare.”

The Club for Growth focuses on fiscal issues and is one of the most effective conservative organizations in America.

What does this mean?  First, this may signal groups like The Club are starting to take Trump seriously.

Second, this probably highlights Trumps obvious weakness — once people start digging into his past stances, his credibility may suffer.  After all, he has been a national figure for decades now, and there will surely be more inconsistencies which come to light.

Matt K. Lewis