Conservatives are growing increasingly impatient with Donald Trump’s recent publicity tour. Today, the free-market group Club for Growth fired the first major shot at the potential presidential candidate, pointing out that Trump’s attempt to paint himself as a fiscal conservative is laughable.
“Donald Trump for President? You’ve got to be joking,” said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola in a press release. “Donald Trump has advocated for massive tax increases that display a stunning lack of knowledge of how to create jobs.
The Club for Growth noted that Trump previously supported universal healthcare and is a major proponent of protectionism. He recently called for a 25 percent tax on Chinese imports and called for a trade-war with China.
“His love for a socialist-style universal health care system and his alarming obsession with protectionist policies are automatic disqualifiers among free-market conservatives,” said Chocola. “This publicity stunt will sputter and disappear just as quickly as the ‘The Apprentice’ is losing viewers.”
Unfortunately, the media hasn’t been doing a great job at publicizing Trump’s contradictory views. It’s important for more conservative groups to help get the message out, so voters are at least aware of his background.