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Inconsistency Regarding Trump

Updated on April 13, 2016

Trump vs. GOP

While there are many inconsistent and hypocritical remarks Trump and his campaign have made, I want to focus on one issue in particular that is in the news and is widely talking about. Trump has accused the GOP of conspiring against him, and even went so far as to say, "Our Republican system is absolutely rigged. It’s a phony deal."

Trump is referring to Cruz, and the parties, attempts to stop him from becoming the Republican nominee. These attacks made against the party started when Cruz's campaign started nominating delegates that are not loyal to Trump to represent him at the GOP convention. Delegates are bound to vote for a candidate the first round of voting. If no one gets a majority of the votes on the first ballot there will be subsequent ballots were more and more delegates are not bound to vote for the nominee they represent. Trump, and his supporters were also outraged when in Colorado Cruz swept all the delegates in a state convention.

Trump is trying to use his marketing expertise to brand the nomination process as unfair. He wants you to be outraged by the party "stealing' the nomination from him.

The only problem is that, when you use Trumps previous rhetoric, what Cruz is trying to do is a "show of strength and leadership"

Trump - Smart For Using Corporate law?

In the video and Tweet above you can see that Trump has called his use of bankruptcy was a good business decision and it shows that he is a great leader who is well equipped to run the nation.

Is the the law good? Is it good that investors lost billions of dollars? Is it good that thousands of people were laid off? The obvious answer is no. But Trump claims that he has good business sense and just did what was necessarily, even if it was not good. He can make the tough decisions, he's been doing it for years.

At least that's what he wants you to think.

Trump said, "Because I have used the laws of this country just like the greatest people that you read about every day in business have used the laws of this country, the chapter laws, to do a great job for my company, for myself, for my employees, for my family, et cetera."

What if Cruz said, "Because I have used the rules of this party just like the greatest people to in politics that you read about every day have used the rules of this party, the delegate rules, to do a great job for my campaign, for myself, for my supporters, for my family, et cetera."

Trump and H-1B

Trump during the debate said "And second of all, I think it's very important to say — well, I'm a businessman, and I have to do what I have to do"

You can see that in the above video.

Trump is saying that he made a good business decision, he says that he was just doing what he has to do. Even if he thinks it's wrong, even if he thinks the system is corrupt and needs to change, it's still okay for him to use it.

Taking advantage of the system shows that he is savvy and a good businessman, and therefor a good leader. At least that's what he wants you to think.

But the same thing could be said about the GOP nomination process.

What if Cruz said,"I know the contest convention process very well. It's something that I, frankly, use. It is very, very bad for voters. And second of all, I think it's very important to say — well, I'm politician, and I have to do what I have to do."

Using Trump's own logic Cruz is just doing what he has to which just shows how savvy he is and how he is a good leader that can organize complex movements. Shouldn't Trump supporters find a new found respect for Cruz after this? They would praise Trump for doing the same thing. I get a feeling if Trump did the same thing he would say that he is proving that he knows how to work the system which is a good quality for a president to have, or something to that affect.

Bottom Line

When Trump abuses laws and rules he is a "great business man." When Cruz uses party rules he is using "gestapo tactics."

There is an obvious double standard here.

The bottom line is that you can't have it both way, either Trump was wrong in his remarks about how it was good for him to use visas and bankruptcies. These events don't show the great leadership qualities that he claims they do, and they probably show negative ethical and personal traits that would make him a bad choice for a president.

Or he was right when he made those remarks, but his supporters should not be angry at Cruz for using the system. In fact they should have a new found respect for Cruz and his great leadership.


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      Titanslay 22 months ago

      Check out my other article "Make America Pay for the Wall" for specific examples of why his most famous proposal just isn't practical and won't be an effective solution to any problem that we currently have at the boarder. The wall, along with nearly every other policy he has proposed, don't stand up to even cursory examination.

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      Titanslay 22 months ago

      Could you please clarify how I was "all over the place." It's hard to view your writing objectively and it looked concise to me.

      My point was Trump's complaints about the party rules are nearly identical to his critics complaints about some of his business practices.

      Either his critics were right to criticize him and his excuses were just that, excuses, or Trump was right and using the system shows strong leadership and he should be praising Cruz and the GOP for using the system.

      Essentially, that s what the point I was trying to convey. Sorry if it was lost in translation. Other topics, like should the laws Trump was using be changed, are not really the focus of this article and are a subject for another day.

      Voting for an outsider just because is a bad idea. I would totally vote for a nonpolitician but it needs to be the right outsider. Trump has some of the worst policy proposals I have ever seen and has no idea how to implement most his policies when questioned about them. He would be a disaster, and being an outsider does not make up for that.

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      bradmasterOCcal 22 months ago from Orange County California

      You were all of the map on this hub, and the bottom line is that Cruz has accomplished nothing in his political career. In addition, he like Senator Obama in 2008, has spent most of his time as a US senator campaigning and not doing his sworn job as a senator.

      Trump has used the laws given to us by congress over the years. If you don't like people like Trump using them, then you must put the blame on Congress.

      Bankruptcy is a tactical mechanism for people and business to have a second chance. It is not a complete failure for the person or the business. And Trump has gone Success to Bankrupt several times, and now he is still a successful billionaire.

      He is not like Gates, or Buffet that don't create jobs because all of their wealth is buying and selling companies. Which has lost millions of jobs over their careers of wealth building.

      Meanwhile, the US cannot go bankrupt by definition, but in reality that is what it means to have $17 trillion in debt, and most of it to our "enemy" China. Most of our imports come in from China, while out containers don't have much to export.

      We know that congress and the professional politicians have failed us, and the country, and it is highly unlikely that it will change if they win the presidency. The only unknown is the non politician Trump.

      The former we can't win by looking at the history of the country, and with Trump the worst that we can do is continue the same history. But only Trump has the possibility of a win for the country and the people.