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See, also, ASND’s bracketed comments — and accompanying citations — near the bottom of this page.

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Trump Continues Obama DHS Policy of Engaging CAIR

https://www.investigativeproject.org/6126/trump-continues-obama-dhs-policy-of-engaging-cair

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Republican? :

Trump [has begun] tack[ing] back to the Left [whence he came], mak[ing] nice with Democrats, and sell[ing] out his core supporters.

http://thefederalist.com/2017/09/11/schadenfreude-phase-trump-administration-hitting-already/

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It remains to be seen if Trump’s populism departs from or incorporates traditional conservatism

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/03/trumps_marriage_of_populism_and_conservatism.html

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Donald Trump, a life-long proponent of a paternalistic central government,              campaigned on a platform that included:
* trade protectionism,
* expanded welfare (paid maternity leave),
* leaving the near-insolvent entitlement programs intact,
* universal health insurance coverage,
* $1 Trillion in infrastructure spending, and
* overt intimidation of large American corporations.

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/07/trump_and_big_government_paternalism.html

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Trump is nobody’s idea of a cerebral conservative, taking in history’s triumphs and failures before proposing policy.  He’s a visceral guy with a gut that makes decisions and a mind that justifies them afterward.  That kind of personality in charge of anything, let alone the most powerful government on Earth, is alarming.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/02/trump_and_conservatism.html

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Massive 2017 Spending Bill Signed By Trump Fails to Meet Conservative Priorities

http://dailysignal.com/2017/05/01/massive-spending-bill-fails-meet-conservative-priorities/

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Donald Trump Is Ideologically Gutting The Republican Party
The worst part of Donald Trump’s economic interventions is that he’s getting other Republicans to throw out the party’s free-market ideology.

http://www.wnd.com/2016/12/hillary-has-secret-reason-for-backing-vote-recount/

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Trump backs off [conservative] fiscal pledges and adopts centrist policies that                    he once fought

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/trump-takes-a-centrist-tack-on-economic-policy-abandoning-campaign-pledges/2017/04/12/95376192-1fc3-11e7-be2a-3a1fb24d4671_story.html

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Left-Leaning Ivanka Becoming Donald Trump’s Problem Child

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/04/27/left-leaning-ivanka-becoming-donald-trumps-problem-child/

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Trump Should Focus Blame on Government, Not Just Boeing, Lockheed Martin

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/12/14/trump-should-focus-blame-on-government-not-just-boeing-lockheed-martin/?singlepage=true

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Trump’s Presidency Is Already Making Republicans Love Big Government More

http://thefederalist.com/2017/01/09/trumps-presidency-already-making-republicans-love-big-government/

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Trump Expresses ‘a Lot of Respect’ for Clintons at Hill Luncheon

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2017/01/20/trump-expresses-a-lot-of-respect-for-clintons-at-hill-luncheon/

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Trump’s Response to Hillary’s Crimes Portends Disaster

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/11/trumps_response_to_hillarys_crimes_portends_disaster.html

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Trump’s biggest mistake – not going after Hillary

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/07/trumps_biggest_mistake__not_going_after_hillary.html

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Donald Trump Sells Out The Right On Guns

http://thefederalist.com/2018/03/02/donald-trump-sells-right-guns/

Yet…

Shortly after this came out, news arrived that the NRA’s Chris Cox had met with the POTUS in the Oval Office and is confident that the Second Amendment is quite safe.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/03/its_sweetness_and_light_between_nra_and_trump_after_he_chummed_the_water_on_gun_control.html

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Trump EPA transition chief laments slow progress in killing green rules

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/exclusive-trump-epa-transition-chief-laments-slow-progress-110316667.html

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Most of President Trump’s environmental executive orders have been great…       However, three of his [environmental] executive orders are not so good.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/05/trump_deregulating_highly_toxic_mercury_and_arsenic_emissions.html

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[For Trump, t]here is no moral North Star, no greater national mission beyond             the immediate and the material.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/print/what-makes-america-great/article/2007818

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Why Trump Is Failing: Obama’s Shadow Government Permeates Trump’s Administration

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/03/why_trump_is_failing.html

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Trump officials… working on Freedom of Information cases… are still, typically,       Obama holdovers.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/20/obama-holdouts-in-trump-administration-hiding-hillary-emails-for-years-video/

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), the retiring chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said that he sees very little difference between the Trump and Obama administrations with regards to transparency.

https://pjmedia.com/video/rep-chaffetz-i-dont-see-much-difference-between-the-trump-administration-and-the-obama-administration/

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Trump’s CIA director takes negative tone on Wikileaks: A group Trump has praised

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cia-director-takes-negative-tone-group-trump-has-praised

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One of Trump’s high-court [pre-picked] “picks” mocked him on Twitter

http://www.wnd.com/2016/05/trumps-scotus-pick-has-mocked-him-on-twitter

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Trump: Time to fire the Secret Service

http://www.wnd.com/2017/03/trump-time-to-fire-the-secret-service/print/

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Why Electing Donald Trump Could Make Political Correctness Worse

We could see further polarization and entrenchment from both an increasingly militant cultural left versus an increasingly nasty and brutish Trumpian right.

http://thefederalist.com/2016/11/07/electing-donald-trump-make-political-correctness-worse/

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Donald Trump Is The New Jesse Ventura

http://thefederalist.com/2015/11/23/donald-trump-is-the-new-jesse-ventura/

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Trump’s Justice Department Continues to Enlist ‘Reformed’ ISIS Fighter in Risky Deradicalization Scheme Similar to Other Efforts Around the Globe — Including Here in the U.S. — Which Have Failied Spectacularly

https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2017/03/10/justice-department-enlists-reformed-isis-fighter-in-risky-deradicalization-scheme/

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Trump Won’t Do What Is Necessary To Defeat ISIS Because That Would Be War

http://thefederalist.com/2017/02/17/trump-wont-necessary-defeat-isis-war/

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President Trump Shouldn’t Send The Military More Money Until They Stop Dumping It Down The Drain
Our defense budget is a sieve for congressional pet projects, special interest contracts, and social engineering programs. Pumping more fuel into the tank is little use if you don’t patch the holes.

http://thefederalist.com/2017/04/11/president-trump-shouldnt-send-military-money-stop-dumping-drain/

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The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is a bureaucratic edifice that the Trump administration has apparently neglected to sweep into the dustbin of history

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/11/tell_a_big_lie_and_keep_repeating_it.html

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Trump White House-approved report concludes humans are behind climate change

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/03/white-house-approved-report-concludes-humans-are-behind-climate-change.html

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EPA critic: Trump still needs to dump climate deal

http://www.wnd.com/2017/03/epa-critic-trump-still-needs-to-dump-climate-deal/print/

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Tillerson signs international declaration on climate change
despite Trump’s past statements

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/us-signs-international-declaration-climate-change-despite-trumps-004206189–abc-news-topstories.html

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Trump admin takes 2 opposite tracks on climate change

http://mobile.wnd.com/2017/04/trump-admin-takes-2-opposite-tracks-on-climate-change/

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Trump’s Costly Trips ‘Bothering’ Some GOP Senators, Must Be Discussed

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2017/04/19/ernst-trumps-costly-trips-bothering-some-gop-senators-must-be-discussed/

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Insane Obama education rules vigorously defended by Trump’s Government Accountability Office

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/04/insane_obama_education_rules_vigorously_defended_by_trumps_government_accountability_office.html

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None of Barack Obama’s wrongdoings over the past eight years absolve Donald Trump    of his…

http://thefederalist.com/2017/02/07/first-step-in-kicking-authoritarianism-admitting-you-have-a-problem/

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If You Want To Drain The Swamp, Put Character First When Voting

You think it’s bad now?  Wait ‘til you throw even a shred of a standard of decency out the window for the greater good of your [political] tribe…  If the tribal right decides that a politician’s personal life doesn’t matter for voting, why even voice support for those values at all?  Are values only for the plebs?  Is Congress [and the presidency] on a [lower] plane of existence where the natural consequences of sin cannot touch them?…  [I]f the Right sticks to ‘nothing matters except a candidate’s expressed political views,’ they will turn the legislature to the Left, and the next round of appointments will go to them — because independent voters hate hypocrisy a lot more than they hate abortion. Conservatives of the party of ‘family values’ fall harder and farther when they sin than liberal Democrats do…  Without enforcing moral standards, the Right and Left will become just two sides of the same grimy coin…  We [Christian voters] must decide if character is worth sacrificing for in the short term in order to gain in the long term.  In other words: we need to decide if character is a principle and not just a resume accessory…  the Never Trump argument for character is more persuasive now than it’s ever been.  If you already knowingly put a sexual assailant in the White House, why not have [EVERYONE] in [both houses of Congress — as well as the Supreme Court — be just as filthy and unrepentant as Trump still is] ?

Georgi Boorman, wife, mother and homeschooling Christian who missed on a couple minor points in that essay but flat out nailed the main things as the plain things, shared in this citation.

http://thefederalist.com/2017/11/29/want-drain-swamp-put-character-first-voting/

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Should Christians vote for a candidate – for any office – who sexually abused women because his assumed conservative appointments to, or votes for, Supreme Court candidates?

This… was one of the prime reasons millions of people cast votes for Donald Trump even when they believed all or some of the more than [a] dozen sexual misconduct [allegations] against him.  To put it plainly, millions of American voters… willingly put in high office a man they wouldn’t hire to serve as an accountant in their local insurance agency — all because of the Supreme Court…  conservative reaction [to this dilemma] has sometimes morphed into a self-defeating overreaction, one that will do damage to the very causes conservatives, especially Christian conservatives, seek to advance… [First,] the political process can protect individual liberty even when the Supreme Court fails… The list of political remedies for the worst judicial decisions goes on and on…  Here’s the problem: Politics and activism take long, hard work.  They require patience, persistence, and persuasion.  But, ultimately, that process often results not just in political change but also in enduring cultural transformations…  Conservatives who want to protect life and preserve liberty must do much, much more than select the right judges, and they can’t sacrifice the larger cultural argument for the sake of any single nomination or series of nominations.  ‘Sexual harassers for the Second Amendment [for example] isn’t a compelling cultural [and certainly not a biblical] message.  If you make vile people your [political (i.e. culture war) representatives], you can’t be surprised if Americans begin to associate the cause with its advocates…  The pro-life movement is among the most successful cultural and religious movements of the last 50 years.  In the face of unified opposition from the key elite institutions in the United States — the academy, pop culture, and the courts — it has not only survived, it has thrived.  By some measures, the current generation is more pro-life than their parents, and the number of abortions has declined even as the American population has grown, saving millions of lives.  It didn’t make this headway by wrapping its arms around credibly accused sexual predators.

David French, J.D. [Harvard]; senior fellow at the National Review Institute; past president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education; author or co-author of several books; former senior counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice and the Alliance Defending Freedom.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/453969/conservatives-supreme-court-obsession-dangerous

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[Despite all of the above (including the hundreds of the other Trump citations on the other Trump pages accessible from the topical menus near the top of each ASND page), there are many people (at least since Trump was nominated by the Republicans in the summer of 2016) who are saying things like the following.]

Hillary Clinton wrote a book about the election called What Happened.  My book God and Donald Trump answers that question.  The answer is God intervened. Many Christians had been praying about the direction our country was going in.  It was going further and further to the left, almost socialistic in some ways.  And the moral decadence has been increasing. God raised up a man we did not expect, and maybe didn’t even like.  Maybe we didn’t even want him, but God raised up a man to help shift our country.

https://stream.org/a-conversation-with-stream-founder-james-robison-and-charisma-publisher-steven-strang-regarding-his-book-god-and-donald-trump/

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I believe God is seeking to impart to President… Trump, Vice President… Pence and every… cabinet member the very heart of the ultimate Father and the Great Shepherd.

https://stream.org/god-capturing-heart-donald-trump/

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Two big moves from the Trump administration make a bombshell day for                    religious liberty protections

https://world.wng.org/2017/10/powerful_proclamations

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A Trump Cabinet Bible study is making history

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/politics/2017/july/bible-studies-at-the-white-house-whos-at-the-heart-of-this-spiritual-awakening

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Love Him or Hate Him, God is Using Donald Trump

https://stream.org/old-lady-devil-donald-trump/

[Nobody Important  has never met Donald Trump so I have no way of knowing — or even guessing — whether such wishful thinking is also true.   Time will tell,  though,  as it always does.]

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Trump White House Refuses to Release Visitor Logs

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2017/04/14/white-house-refuses-to-release-visitor-logs/

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Trump Settles Trump University Fraud Case for $25 Million

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2016/11/19/trump-settles-trump-university-fraud-case-for-25-million/

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