Donald Trump appears to be softening his immigration policy.
Politicians flip-flop all the time in order to win elections and fulfill their ambitions. But Trump is not merely shifting on some tangential issue or moving more to the center in order to win in November. Trump rode his hard stand on immigration all the way to the GOP nomination. Don’t forget his appeal to Operation Wetback.
Frankly, I don’t think Trump really cares one way or the other on immigration. He just wants to win the White House. At this point his only hope is to harness anti-Clinton sentiment. If he softens on immigration he just might get more anti-Clinton voters to back him in November.
I hope evangelicals are watching closely. Can those evangelicals who support Trump because he will appoint conservative Supreme Court justices really trust him? Something to think about.
Here is what I wrote on that topic a couple of weeks ago:
But can evangelicals really trust Trump to deliver on his Supreme Court promises? According to the bipartisan website PolitiFact, 85 percent of the claims Trump has made on the campaign trail (or at least the statements PolitiFact checked) are either half true or false. (Compare that with Clinton, at 48 percent).
Of course many evangelicals will respond to such an assertion by claiming that at least they have a chance to change the court with Trump. Though he may be a wild card, evangelicals believe that Clinton would be much more predictable. A Clinton presidency would result in a crushing blow to the Christian right’s agenda — perhaps even a knockout punch.
So this is where many evangelicals find themselves. They want the Supreme Court so badly they are willing to put their faith and trust in someone who is nearly incapable of telling the truth.
Let’s remember that choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.
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