Inconsistency Regarding Trump
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.
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.