Pre-Election

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In His Own Words:

The Trump Tapes: Vol. 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHov_ESH08c

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How does Trump run against Hillary with video showing him praising her?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/01/how_does_trump_run_against_hillary_with_video_showing_him_praising_her.html

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Awkward… Bernie or Trump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u7A7_bKX-g&sns=em

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Trump: Transgenders Should ‘Use the Bathroom That They Feel Is Appropriate’

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/trump-transgenders-should-use-bathroom-they-feel-appropriate

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[Trump has] repeatedly called for violence against hecklers…

https://pjmedia.com/andrewklavan/2016/05/15/whats-right-about-nevertrump/?singlepage=true

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[Trump] has an uber-liberal sister who is a district judge who he thinks ‘would make a phenomenal Court justice’…  He also donated more than $50,000 to fight the Tea Party in Kentucky…

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/01/trump_supporters_and_victim_syndrome.html

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[Trump] was asked about his support of [socialized medicine], and replied ‘It works in Canada…

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/02/when_anger_trumps_all.html

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I’m very different from most Republicans.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/05/05/trump-your-new-republican-standard-bearer-open-to-hiking-minimum-wage/

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His Proposals:

A quick run-down of Donald Trump’s positions

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/01/a_quick_rundown_of_donald_trumps_positions.html

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Examining Trump’s Policies

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/12/examining_trumps_policies.html

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Donald Trump’s Election Platform Summarized

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/08/01/donald-trumps-election-platform-summarized/?print=1

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Donald ducks the big questions
Donald Trump’s proposals require implausible spending cuts or 10% growth

http://www.economist.com/news/finance-economics/21693538-trumps-proposals-require-implausible-spending-cuts-or-10-growth-donald-ducks

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Can Trump really eliminate $19 trillion in debt over 8 years?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/04/can_trump_really_eliminate_19_trillion_in_debt_over_8_years.html

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[Trump] Endorser Agrees: Trump Policies Will Benefit Rich At Expense Of                          Poor And Middle Class

http://thefederalist.com/2016/03/01/endorser-agrees-trump-policies-will-benefit-rich-at-expense-of-poor-and-middle-class/

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Trump is simply wrong.  Neither China nor Mexico has very much to do with America’s economic woes.  There are fewer illegals in America today than in 2008 and the growth rate of Chinese imports has fallen to next to nothing…  America’s embattled middle class doesn’t want charts and graphs, facts and statistics.  It wants a leader who will identity culprits and take ruthless action.”

https://pjmedia.com/spengler/2016/01/25/the-resistible-rise-of-donald-trump/?singlepage=true

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Do You Really Support Donald Trump?

https://www.facebook.com/notes/doug-harold/do-you-really-support-donald-trump/1661832377398569

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Friends Don’t let Friends Vote Trump

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/03/friends_dont_let_friends_vote_trump.html

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Donald Trump: The Vacillator-in-Chief

http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/in-the-line-of-fire/55445-donald-trump-the-vacillator-in-chief?tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page=

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Why Trump’s Government Spending Will Destroy The Economy

http://thefederalist.com/2016/05/02/why-trumps-government-spending-will-destroy-the-economy/

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Donald Trump Is the Quintessential ‘Establishment’ Candidate

https://pjmedia.com/election/2016/04/29/donald-trump-is-the-quintessential-establishment-candidate/?singlepage=true

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Immigration:

Trump Took His First Big Step to the Left on Illegal Immigration Last Night

https://pjmedia.com/election/2016/02/26/icymi-trump-took-his-first-big-step-to-the-left-on-illegal-immigration-last-night/?singlepage=true

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Where Would Trump Be If He Had Run as What He Is: the Amnesty Candidate?

https://pjmedia.com/andrewmccarthy/2016/05/02/where-would-trump-be-if-he-had-run-as-what-he-is-the-amnesty-candidate/

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Trump Gives Another Hint About Abandoning Supporters on All Things Immigration

https://pjmedia.com/election/2016/03/03/trump-gives-another-hint-about-abandoning-supporters-on-all-things-immigration/?singlepage=true

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Trump Touts His Flexibility on Immigration                                                                                     “He is this amorphous political creature who will be whatever he needs to be for voters.

https://stream.org/trump-prepares-general-election-touting-flexibility-immigration-support-planned-parenthood/

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Trump Admits Contents of Secret NY Times Immigration Tape: Amnesty Is ‘Negotiable’

https://stream.org/trump-admits-contents-secret-ny-times-immigration-tape-amnesty-negotiable/

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Krikorian: Trump throws American workers under the bus

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/03/krikorian_trump_throws_american_workers_under_the_bus.html

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Trump: Word games on immigration

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/08/trump_word_games_on_immigration.html

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Trump’s evolving immigration policies

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/06/trumps_evolving_immigration_policies.html

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You can’t test for ideology with a questionnaire.  People will just lie.  It’s like vetting bar patrons by asking if they’re 21.  No one is going to say ‘no’ and sulk away thirsty, and no one is going to check the ‘jihadist’ box on an immigration questionnaire.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/08/15/trumps-immigration-test-wont-work-but-points-in-right-direction/

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Who is tougher on border security, Donald Trump or Ted Cruz?

http://newsmachete.com/?news=958

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From Trump, more nonsense about Mexico

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/02/from_trump_more_nonsense_about_mexico_.html

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Mr. Trump: More specifics about Mexico paying for the wall

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/02/_mr_trump_more_specifics_about_mexico_paying_for_the_wall.html

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Trump Tower Was Built on [illegal aliens’] Backs

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/08/trump-tower-was-built-on-undocumented-immigrants-backs.html

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Donald Trump: Champion of Foreign Workers in America

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/02/25/donald-trump-champion-of-foreign-workers-in-america/?singlepage=true

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Immigration watchdog: Trump is ‘9th member of Gang of 8’

http://www.wnd.com/2016/08/immigration-watchdog-trump-is-9th-member-of-gang-of-8/print/

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A Vote For Trump Is A Vote Against American Consumers

http://thefederalist.com/2016/03/10/a-vote-trump-for-is-a-vote-against-american-consumers/

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Saying Vs. Doing:

Watch Trump Drop The F-Bomb 5 Times In 74 Seconds

http://thefederalist.com/2016/02/26/watch-trump-drop-the-f-bomb-5-times-in-74-seconds/

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Donald Trump Is A Giant [expletive] Hypocrite

http://thefederalist.com/2016/02/26/donald-trump-is-a-giant-expletive-hypocrite

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Donald Trump nukes Chris Christie [before thanking him for his endorsement]

http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-chris-christie-union-leader-2015-12

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Trump reverses himself on torture

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/03/trump_reverses_himself_on_torture.html

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Donald Trump: The Vacillator-in-Chief

http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/in-the-line-of-fire/55445-donald-trump-the-vacillator-in-chief?tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page=

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Detailed proof of trump’s poker tells [lies] and evasions

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/03/donald_trump__master_evader_and_terrible_poker_player_.html

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Elect Donald Trump, and You Elect the Problem

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/04/elect_donald_trump_and_you_elect_the_problem.html

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Crime & Non-Punishment:

Donald Trump Is a Man Without Principles

https://pjmedia.com/blog/donald-trump-is-a-man-without-principles

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David Duke Supports Trump, Urges White Supremacists to Volunteer for Campaign

https://pjmedia.com/election/2016/02/25/david-duke-supports-trump-urges-white-supremacists-to-volunteer-for-campaign/?singlepage=true

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The Felonious Friends of Donald Trump

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/02/the_felonious_friends_of_donald_trump.html

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How Close Was Donald Trump To The Mob?

http://thefederalist.com/2015/07/28/how-close-was-donald-trump-to-the-mob/

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Ex-Secret Service: Trump assassination joke not funny

http://www.wnd.com/2016/02/ex-secret-service-trump-assassination-joke-not-funny/print/

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Donald Trump has hit upon our rage but can’t he remedy it, because he embodies the corruption his supporters despise.

http://thefederalist.com/2016/07/01/donald-trump-cant-make-america-great-again-because-that-requires-greatness/

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Philosophy:

Trump: ‘I identify with some things as Democrat’

http://www.wnd.com/2015/07/trump-i-identify-with-some-things-as-democrat/print/

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Donald Trump is not a conservative at all.

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/08/8_20_2015_22_31.html

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Trump Continues to Prove He’s Not a Conservative

https://pjmedia.com/election/2016/11/25/trump-continues-to-prove-hes-not-a-conservative/?singlepage=true

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Network News Loves Covering Trump but Not His Liberal Past

http://www.nationalreview.com/node/432358/print

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Trump’s Speech Makes It Official: It’s Democrat v. Democrat in 2016

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/438234/donald-trump-convention-speech-small-government-conservatism-dead

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The Mental Gymnastics of the Pro-Trump GOP

https://stream.org/mental-gymnastics-pro-trump-gop/

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Republican? :

Trump Was Never Right for the GOP

http://thefederalist.com/2016/10/10/trump-triggers-great-gop-crackup/

[ASND is not so sure of that claim given what the GOP establishment have been doing — and getting away with — for decades. https://anotherslownewsday.wordpress.com/liberal-republicans/ ]

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Donald Trump’s rankings on ConservativeReview.com

http://newsmachete.com/?news=1351

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Why Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton Are Two Sides Of The Progressive Coin

http://thefederalist.com/2016/11/28/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-two-sides-progressive-coin/

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Trump’s growing list of apostasies puts him at odds with decades of Republican beliefs

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-seeks-a-gop-platform-more-in-his-common-sense-image/2016/03/22/0389d688-f046-11e5-89c3-a647fcce95e0_story.html

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Trump spurs some conservative leaders to step back from the GOP

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-spurs-some-conservative-leaders-to-step-back-from-the-gop/2016/05/07/9aedf0bc-13d3-11e6-81b4-581a5c4c42df_story.html

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… shouldn’t Republicans be appalled that their nominee is undermining the only institution in Washington that has the power to stop her agenda should he lose the race? [Congress]”

http://thefederalist.com/2016/10/12/only-gridlock-can-save-america-now/

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Answers a Conservative Might Have Given in the Presidential Debate

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/09/27/answers-a-conservative-might-have-given-in-the-presidential-debate/?singlepage=true

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Trump’s debate incompetence a slap in the face to his supporters

http://nypost.com/2016/09/27/trumps-debate-incompetence-a-slap-in-the-face-to-his-supporters/

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Trump’s new finance chairman donated twice as much to Dems as GOP
He also ran George Soros’s hedge fund

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/05/trumps_new_finance_chairman_donated_twice_as_much_to_dems_as_gop.html

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Trump names health care and education, along with security, as the top functions of the federal government

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/03/trump_names_health_care_and_education_along_with_security_as_the_top_functions_of_the_federal_government.html

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5 Reasons Donald Trump’s Health Plan Is Worthless

http://thefederalist.com/2016/03/07/5-reasons-donald-trumps-health-plan-is-worthless/

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Trump Is Wrong: It’s Not Your Job To Pay For My Pregnancy
Under Donald Trump’s maternity leave and child-care proposal, parents are     indisputably passing on the costs of their choice to have children to co-workers              who don’t have children.

http://thefederalist.com/2016/09/15/not-job-pay-pregnancy/

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The Secret of Trump’s Success: Democrats who don’t vote

https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/2016/1/4/the-secret-of-trumps-success

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Donald Trump’s Strongest Supporters: A Certain Kind of Democrat

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/12/31/upshot/donald-trumps-strongest-supporters-a-certain-kind-of-democrat.html?referer=&_r=1

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Why Liberals Should Love Donald Trump

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/09/why_liberals_should_love_donald_trump.html

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Voicemail Hack Reveals a Donald Trump Chummy With Liberal Media Icons

https://stream.org/gawker-voicemail-hack-reveals-a-donald-trump-chummy-with-liberal-media-icons/

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Why President Trump Would Be A Bigger Disaster Than Hillary
For conservatives, supporting Trump would mean facilitating their own destruction.

http://thefederalist.com/2016/02/23/why-president-trump-would-be-a-bigger-disaster-than-hillary/

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5 Reasons Every American Should Oppose Donald Trump

http://thefederalist.com/2016/02/29/5-reasons-every-american-should-oppose-donald-trump/

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Donald Trump Is The Next Barack Obama

http://thefederalist.com/2016/02/29/donald-trump-is-the-next-barack-obama/

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Trump Denounced Reagan As Weak in 1987

http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/ken-shepherd/2016/03/01/daily-beast-writer-trump-denounced-reagan-weak-1987

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Trump gave $25,000 to [Democrat McAuliffe] now letting felons vote

http://www.wnd.com/2016/04/trump-gave-25000-to-man-now-letting-felons-vote/print/

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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 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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… how is acknowledging a candidate’s vile behavior, unprincipled positions, and unforced errors ‘sabotaging’ his campaign?

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/08/11/no-sean-hannity-its-folks-like-you-who-are-electing-hillary/?singlepage=true

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The Very First Amendment:

Does Donald Trump wants to limit political free speech?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/11/does_donald_trump_want_to_limit_political_free_speech.html

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Trump himself has come out against super PACs, which are simply coalitions of American citizens who have banded together to voice their political opinions.  Trump has also vowed to ‘open up’ libel laws in order to silence his critics.

http://thefederalist.com/2016/08/22/the-coming-free-speech-apocalypse/

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Trump vs. Free Speech

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/02/trump_vs_free_speech.html

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Jonah Goldberg: Trump’s War on Political Correctness ‘Is Just a Fiction’

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/09/16/jonah-goldberg-trumps-war-on-political-correctness-is-just-a-fiction/?singlepage=true

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No, Seriously, Trump Is a Fascist

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/02/26/no-seriously-trump-is-a-fascist/?singlepage=true

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One of Trump’s high-court “picks” mocked him on Twitter

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

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Homosexuality:

Donald Trump Waves the Gay Flag

https://stream.org/donald-trump-waves-gay-flag/

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Trump donated to group that promotes homosexuality to 5-year-olds,                            ‘fisting’ in middle school

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/donald-trump-donated-to-group-that-promotes-homosexuality-in-kindergarten-f

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Trump promises “forward motion” on [homosexual special rights] issues

http://baywindows.com/Trump-promises-forward-motion-on-gay-issues

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Trump, RNC Sell ‘LGBTQ For Trump’ T-shirts                                                                             Trump Includes Homosexuals in His Child Care Plan

http://americansfortruth.com/2016/09/25/trump-rnc-sell-lgbtq-for-trump-t-shirts-trump-includes-homosexuals-in-his-child-care-plan/

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40 Reasons Not To Vote For Donald Trump

http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2016/02/27/40-reasons-not-to-vote-for-donald-trump-n2125585/print

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Report: Trump Refused to Prepare Campaign for Sex Scandals

https://pjmedia.com/election/2016/10/13/report-trump-refused-to-prepare-campaign-for-sex-scandals/?singlepage=true

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Religion:

Donald Trump: Defender of the Faith?

https://stream.org/donald-trump-defender-of-the-faith/

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Trump: Winning the Election ‘May Be the Only Way I’m Going to Get to Heaven’

https://pjmedia.com/faith/2016/08/11/trump-winning-the-election-may-be-the-only-way-im-going-to-get-to-heaven/?singlepage=true

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Trump’s values are in stark contrast to Christian beliefs

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article94006247.html

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Trump lacks the essential quality required for… adjustment [to any semblance of credibility], namely grace.  It’s a completely foreign concept to him…

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/08/03/its-now-every-man-for-himself-in-trumps-gop/?singlepage=true

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… to Trump and many of his staffers, religious liberty just boil[s] down to two things: The freedom to say ‘Merry Christmas’ in public, and repealing the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits tax-exempt organizations like churches from endorsing political candidates.

http://www.breakpoint.org/bpcommentaries/entry/13/30057

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Christians’ Support For Trump Undermines Their Public Witness
The greatest threat to the Christian cause in this country isn’t who occupies the White House. It’s Christians unwilling to be witnesses for Christ, no matter the political consequences.

http://thefederalist.com/2016/10/12/christians-support-trump-undermines-public-witness/

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The Christian Post has not taken a position on a political candidate before today.  We are making an exception because Trump is exceptionally bad and claims to speak for and represent the interests of evangelicals.

http://m.christianpost.com/news/donald-trump-scam-evangelical-voters-back-away-cp-editorial-158813/?m=1

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Donald Trump cannot recall ever asking God for forgiveness

https://www.yahoo.com/politics/why-are-white-evangelicals-supporting-trump-it-127261597616.html

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Church claimed by Donald Trump says is not an ‘active member’

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/08/28/politics/donald-trump-church-member/index.html

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Trump Calls [Dr.] Russell Moore ‘a Terrible Representative of Evangelicals’

https://pjmedia.com/faith/2016/05/09/trump-calls-russell-moore-a-terrible-representative-of-evangelicals/?singlepage=true

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…[Dr.] Russell Moore… recently called [Tump’s spiritual counselor Paula] White a ‘charlatan’ and a ‘heretic’…

http://politicreviews.com/who-is-paula-white-donald-trumps-spiritual-counselor/

[See more from Dr. Moore in the “The Biblically Faithful, Evangelical Remnant” section below, as well as http://thefederalist.com/2016/12/22/christians-need-leaders-like-russell-moore/ ]

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Evangelicals should be deeply troubled by Donald Trump’s attempt to mainstream heresy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/01/03/evangelicals-should-be-deeply-troubled-by-donald-trumps-attempt-to-mainstream-heresy

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Trump Declines Values Voter Summit, Not Interested in Talking to Evangelicals

http://www.christianpost.com/news/trump-declines-values-voter-summit-not-interested-in-talking-to-evangelicals-tony-perkins-says-145023/

[He later changed his mind, however, and even brought a Bible — which he’s never actually read — to try to make the side show look convincing.  http://www.examiner.com/article/trump-booed-at-value-voter-summit]

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Donald Trump: “Nobody Reads Bible More Than Me”

http://m.christianpost.com/news/donald-trump-nobody-reads-bible-more-than-me-john-kerry-158651/?m=1

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War of Words with Pope Francis Showcases Donald Trump’s Bible Ignorance

https://pjmedia.com/faith/2016/02/20/war-of-words-with-pope-francis-showcases-donald-trump-bible-ignorance/?singlepage=true

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How does Donald Trump line up [as a “Christian”]?

https://stream.org/can-judge-christianity-donald-trump

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Trump Meeting with Evangelical Leaders as Awkward and Inauthentic as Expected

https://pjmedia.com/faith/2016/06/30/trump-meeting-with-evangelical-leaders-as-awkward-and-inauthentic-as-expected/

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I’ve never pretended to be someone that I’m not.” [satire]

https://twitter.com/Adam4d/status/784786591101313024

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Trump Fires Back After Bible Accuses Him Of Not Being Christian [satire]

http://babylonbee.com/news/trump-fires-back-bible-accuses-not-christian/

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Why Evangelical Christians Should Not Support Donald Trump

http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/in-the-line-of-fire/53495-why-evangelical-christians-should-not-support-donald-trump?tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page=

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What Wouldn’t Jesus Do?

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/01/opinion/campaign-stops/what-wouldnt-jesus-do.html

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Trump’s new ‘liaison for Christian policy’ claims he stopped a tsunami through prayer

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/trumps.new.liaison.for.christian.policy.claims.he.stopped.a.tsunami.through.prayer/86745.htm

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I do not know how Christian leaders who fail the test of authenticity can continue to be viewed as moral leaders in our communities.

https://stream.org/will-evangelicals-pass-test-authenticity/

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Why Evangelicals Must Not Support Trump

http://mereorthodoxy.com/against-donald-trump-evangelicals/

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Those who call themselves evangelicals shouldn’t genuinely support or rally for either major-party candidate for president.

http://thefederalist.com/2016/10/18/evangelicals-support-trump-clinton-odious/

Yet, amazingly

Trump… has the highest [pre-nomination] support among white evangelical voters        — 33%.

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/poll-donald-trump-still-leads-gop-field-n490116

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 [But] What Kind of Evangelicals Are Backing Donald Trump [pre-nomination] ?

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/02/24/what-kind-of-evangelicals-are-backing-donald-trump/?singlepage=true

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Donald Trump’s [pre-nomination] poll numbers show a big divide between                 “Christians” and  churchgoing Christians

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/3/7/11174064/do-christians-really-favor-trump

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The Myth of the [pre-nomination] Evangelical Trump Voters

http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2016/03/the-myth-of-the-evangelical-trump-voters

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Trump’s  [pre-nomination] win[s] among evangelicals took place in the counties where rates of church attendance lag behind others.

http://blogs.thegospelcoalition.org/trevinwax/2016/02/23/evangelicals-the-voting-booth-and-the-impact-of-d-c-discipleship

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“… to the degree Trump gets support from any ‘evangelicals,’ he does so [pre-nomination] primarily from those who don’t go to church.”

http://thefivepilgrims.com/2016/02/23/an-even-bigger-reason-why-some-professing-evangelicals-back-trump/

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Evangelical Trump Defenders [post-nomination] Are Destroying the Church’s Witness

http://m.christianpost.com/news/evangelical-trump-defenders-are-destroying-the-churchs-witness-170657/

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Evangelicals Without Standards [post-nomination]

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/10/evangelicals-without-standards-214352#ixzz4MvjfsaA3

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The Biblically Faithful, Evangelical Remnant:

Unfit for power
It’s time for Donald Trump to step aside and make room for another candidate

https://world.wng.org/2016/10/unfit_for_power

and…

From an interview published in a recent issue of Modern Reformation magazine:

Michael Horton: What does social witness look like in actual practice?

Russel Moore: We have to speak with a “Thus saith the Lord” on those social issues where God has clearly spoken in Scripture.  On [other] issues that are on the principle level in Scripture, we shape and form the consciences of people in order to apply those principles. There are going to be [yet] other issues we don’t speak to at all because we don’t have a clear word from Scripture.

… We have to be the people who say, as the people of God… ‘Aborting unborn children is wicked.’  We have to be the people who speak to that, especially since we, in an American republic, are in a situation different from the first disciples in the Roman Empire. In a democratic republic, the ultimate ground of authority is [us], which means that the Romans 13 accountability to wield the sword in our context doesn’t just apply to the president or members of Congress; it ultimately applies to [us] who delegate that to them. So the responsibility of [pastors] is to train people how to live out their lives as Christians, in all their different vocations, with one of those vocations being [voting] citizens of an earthly kingdom. There are going to be some things to which we speak clearly and definitively, other things we speak to at the level of principle, and other things we don’t speak to at all.

Horton: And if we aren’t careful to make those distinctions [from the pulpit!], then the church loses its authority when it does speak from God on the basis on his word.

Moore: That’s exactly right.  I remember being a teenager in my home church, and someone had put out one of these Christian voting guides that were popular at the time [but pathetically, no more]. It had a Christian view on abortion… and several other issues…

Michael Horton interviewing Russell Moore in Modern Reformation, Vol. 25 No. 3, pp. 50-61.

Dr. Moore is President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and former dean of the School of Theology, senior vice president for academic administration, and professor of Christian theology and ethics, SBTS.

[More from Dr. Moore at the bottom of this page.]

and…

[True] Evangelicals are [Actually] Stopping Trump [Well, trying to stop Trump.]

http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2016/04/evangelicals-are-stopping-trump

and…

“[In their unwavering and unqualified support for Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy]… the Christian Right… i.e. [many of] the political organizations that agitate for Christian values in Washington, D.C… [like] the remnant of the Moral Majority [which almost single-handedly brought Ronald Reagan and the elder Bush to the White House for 12 consecutive years]… has become as worldly and polluted as the Christian Left.

https://extranewsfeed.com/an-open-letter-to-the-religious-right-44fa0b4cd6c7#.e1zf5jkjn

and…

In Supporting Trump, Conservative Men Abandon Conservative Women
By ‘elevat[ing] to the first place in the government one of the worst men in the community,’ Republican and conservative evangelical leaders have made liars out of themselves.

http://thefederalist.com/2016/10/10/supporting-trump-conservative-men-abandon-conservative-women/

and…

“‘[Trump’s] words were from eleven years ago,’ some [Christians] say.  That might have mattered if [Trump] were, at the time, a teenager addicted to today’s hip hop music.  But he wasn’t.  He was 60.  ‘Others have done worse,’ other [Christian]s say.  But that’s not a moral argument [it’s a distraction and an excuse], and it doesn’t make Trump’s words any less repugnant.  Trump himself, after an initial apology, has repeatedly dismissed his own comments as ‘locker room talk.’  In doing so, he’s only dismissed his own apology.”

http://www.breakpoint.org/bpcommentaries/entry/13/29981

and…

More Than 700 Christian Women Condemn Trump’s Misogyny In Powerful Letter

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/more-than-700-christian-women-condemn-trumps-misogyny-in-powerful-letter_us_57fe614ee4b0e8c198a548c7

and…

Not at all unlike Mrs. Clinton (or President Obama), [Trump’s] track record speaks so loudly and so decisively against him, that no short term words or deeds could ever persuade me that he is other than a wolf.  His long-term pattern of impiety, self-centeredness, braggadocio, sexual promiscuity, marital infidelity, lying, deception, fraud, cruelty, impulsiveness, pugnacity, greed, and overall mental instability all ‘trump’ (if one may so speak) any recent decisions or declarations he may have made.  By his long term fruits I know him; therefore, I know enough to beware of him.

http://www.clr4u.org/blog/?p=862

and…

The Pharisees expected the rank-and-file believers to adhere to hundreds of additional regulations that fell outside of Scripture.  The Never Trump Christians just think that Donald Trump should live up to the basics of the faith he professes.  There’s a big difference between the two.

https://pjmedia.com/faith/2016/08/16/christians-who-dont-support-trump-are-being-called-pharisees-now/?singlepage=true

and…

[The] tactic of berating people into dutiful support of the lesser evil will not work. Indeed, it encapsulates everything wrong with party politics.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/08/18/impotent-rage-now-best-argument-for-trump/?singlepage=true

and…

Three prominent New York Catholics critical of Trump

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/07/three_prominent_new_york_catholics_critical_of_trump.html

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America’s First Post-Christian Debate

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/09/trump-civic-religion/501860

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Abortion:

Trump: I would change GOP platform on abortion

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/21/politics/donald-trump-republican-platform-abortion/index.html

and…

Donald Trump Would Set Back The Pro-Life Cause More Than Hillary Would

http://thefederalist.com/2016/10/20/trump-presidency-hurt-pro-life-more-than-hillary/

and…

Trump flip-flops on abortion (again)

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/04/trump_flipflops_on_abortion_again.html

[In case fairness is due The Donald, he has made a meager effort at explaining why he flip-flopped on the issue of abortion.]

http://www.lifenews.com/2016/10/28/donald-trump-reveals-what-changed-his-mind-on-abortion-and-led-him-to-become-pro-life/

and…

Trump Open to Keeping Most Taxpayer Funding for Planned Parenthood

http://www.weeklystandard.com/print/blogs/trump-suggests-planned-parenthood-should-keep-most-taxpayer-funding_1009521.html

and…

Why Trump’s flip-flop on Planned Parenthood is so important

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/08/why_trumps_flipflop_on_planned_parenthood_is_so_important.html

and…

Cecile Richards: “I Appreciate Donald Trump’s Kind Words About Planned Parenthood”

http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/24/cecile-richards-i-appreciate-donald-trumps-kind-words-about-planned-parenthood/

and…

Donald Trump Praises Planned Parenthood Again, Attacks “So-Called Conservatives”   Who Disagree

http://www.lifenews.com/2016/03/01/donald-trump-praises-planned-parenthood-again-attacks-so-called-conservatives-who-disagree/

and…

Pro-Life Leaders Slam Donald Trump on Changing GOP Platform

http://www.lifenews.com/2016/04/22/pro-life-leaders-slam-donald-trump-on-changing-gop-platform-hes-selling-out-unborn-babies/

and…

Leading Pro-Life Women to Pro-Life Voters: Don’t Vote for Donald Trump, Can’t Trust Him on Abortion

http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/12/leading-pro-life-women-to-pro-life-voters-dont-vote-for-donald-trump-cant-trust-him-on-abortion/

and…

Pro-Life Susan B. Anthony List: ‘Donald Trump Is Unacceptable’

https://pjmedia.com/election/2016/01/26/pro-life-susan-b-anthony-list-donald-trump-is-unacceptable/

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The GOP Needs To Elect Trump, Then Impeach Him

http://thefederalist.com/2016/10/25/gop-needs-elect-trump-impeach/

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Morality:

Trump is Everything You Raised Your Kids Not to Be

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/03/trump_is_everything_you_raised_your_kids_not_to_be.html

and…

Caitlyn Jenner revealed Tuesday that ‘she’ recently took Donald Trump up on his offer to use the women’s bathroom at Trump Tower in New York City.”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/apr/27/caitlyn-jenner-toasts-donald-trump-after-using-wom/

…. &

Trump wrong on PC restrooms

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/04/trump_wrong_on_pc_restrooms.html

and…

Donald Trump called Miley Cyrus to say he ‘loved’ her racy twerking performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3214268/Donald-Trump-called-Miley-Cyrus-say-loved-racy-twerking-performance-2013-MTV-Video-Music-Awards.html?printingPage=true

and…

Trump: ‘I Could Have ‘Nailed’ Princess Diana’

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/02/26/trump-i-could-have-nailed-princess-diana.html

and…

In Thursday’s Fox News Debate, Trump Spoke Like One Unfit to Serve as                Commander in Chief

https://stream.org/fox-debate-trump-unfit-to-serve-as-commander-in-chief/

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Trump: McCain on Steroids

http://pjmedia.com/blog/trump-mccain-on-steroids/?print=1

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The Clintons:

Trump’s Clinton donations put him on defense

http://www.wnd.com/2015/05/abc-news-star-gave-50000-to-clinton-foundation/print/

and…

Trump: Bill Clinton Was Best of Last Four Presidents

http://cnsnews.com/video/trump-bill-clinton-was-best-last-four-presidents

and…

The Clinton-Trump Connection

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/08/the_clinton__trump_connection.html

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Donald Trump as GOP Nominee?  Welcome to Europe

https://stream.org/welcome-europe/

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Iraq War:

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tepidly endorsed invading Iraq in September 2002, contradicting his earlier insistence that he opposed the war before the March 2003 invasion.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/02/19/trump-endorsed-iraq-invasion-in-2002-radio-interview.htm

…. &

George W. Bush’s Decision to Invade Iraq Was Correct
There were, in fact, WMDs in Iraq

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/02/george_w_bushs_decision_to_invade_iraq_was_correct.html

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Foreign Policy:

5 Glaring Contradictions In Trump’s Foreign Policy Speech: A meandering tirade of incoherence and contradictions

http://thefederalist.com/2016/04/27/trumps-foreign-policy-speech/

and…

Trump’s Contradictory, Incoherent ‘America First’ Foreign Policy

https://pjmedia.com/ronradosh/2016/04/27/trumps-contradictory-and-sometimes-incoherent-america-first-foreign-policy/?singlepage=true

and…

How ignorant is Donald Trump about foreign policy?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/03/trumps_foreign_policy_views_becoming_more_heretical.html

and…

Why Trump Would Be a Disaster at Foreign Affairs

http://pjmedia.com/diaryofamadvoter/2015/08/08/why-trump-would-be-a-disaster-at-foreign-affairs/?singlepage=true

and…

Trump: ‘Power of Weaponry’ the ‘Single Biggest Problem’ in the World

https://pjmedia.com/election/2016/04/27/trump-power-of-weaponry-the-single-biggest-problem-in-the-world/?singlepage=true

and…

Neither Trump Nor Clinton Are Up To Meeting Our Foreign Policy Challenges

http://thefederalist.com/2016/09/27/neither-trump-clinton-meeting-foreign-policy-challenges/

and…

Trade War Is Donald Trump’s Only Real Foreign Policy

http://thefederalist.com/2016/04/28/trade-war-is-donald-trumps-only-real-foreign-policy/

and…

Trump’s Foreign Policy Would Work—On Another Planet

http://thefederalist.com/2016/04/28/trumps-foreign-policy-would-work-on-another-planet/

and…

Donald Trump’s threat to “walk away” from a key ally in the South China Sea, Japan

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/08/would_trump_walk_away_from_south_china_sea_threat.html

and…

95 GOP National Security Figures Sign Letter Against Trump

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/gop-national-security-figures-unite-against-trump

…. &

50 [national] security officials from GOP administrations say they won’t vote for Trump

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/08/09/50-security-officials-from-gop-administrations-say-wont-vote-for-trump.html

and…

Trump shows dangerous naivete on Iran deal

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/08/trump_shows_dangerous_naivete_on_iran_deal.html

and…

Donald Trump and Counter-Jihad

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/03/donald_trump_and_counterjihad_.html

and…

Trump’s Curious Loss of Memory About His Support for War in Libya

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/02/26/trumps-curious-loss-of-memory-about-his-support-for-war-in-libya/?singlepage=true

and…

The Unlikely Trump-Putin Bromance

https://pjmedia.com/ronradosh/2015/12/19/the-unlikely-trump-putin-bromance

…. &

New Trump Convention Manager Has Close Ties to Putin’s Ukrainian Puppet,               Viktor Yanukovych

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/03/29/new-trump-convention-manager-has-close-ties-to-putins-ukrainian-puppet-viktor-yanukovych/

… &

Why The [Trumpian] Admiration Of Putin Is Dangerous

http://thefederalist.com/2016/09/15/why-conservative-admiration-of-putin-is-dangerous/

… &

Trump Says No Proof that Putin Killed Journalists

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2015/12/20/trump-says-no-proof-that-putin-killed-journalists

… &

Why Donald Trump’s Military Bravado Is Totally Off

http://thefederalist.com/2016/03/07/why-donald-trumps-military-bravado-is-totally-off/

… &

Trump’s suggestion that he would consider recognizing Moscow’s illegal annexation of Crimea as well as lifting sanctions imposed as result of Russia’s war in Ukraine raises legitimate questions about whether he really would follow an ‘America First’ policy in dealings with foreign governments.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/07/trumps_warming_to_russia_raises_questions_about_america_first_pledge.html

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Businessman:

Donald Trump, Crony Capitalist

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/09/14/donald-trump-crony-capitalist/?print=1

and…

Trump is the establishment.  Big government, crony capitalism, hard words and soft policy — he loves all the things they love.  Yeah, he feels your rage — and he uses it to his advantage.  He talks like you think but when it comes to what he does?  He has a long history of helping one person and one person only.

https://pjmedia.com/andrewklavan/2016/01/22/trumpians-get-had/?singlepage=true

and…

Donald Trump’s Record of Business Failures and Bluster

https://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/2016/02/16/donald-trumps-record-of-business-failures-and-bluster/?singlepage=true

and…

How Donald Trump left $13 billion on table
It appears [the] presidential candidate underperformed rivals

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-donald-trump-left-13-billion-on-table-2016-03-01

and…

Trump Vodka Is A Perfect Blend Of His Disasters

http://thefederalist.com/2016/04/01/trump-vodka-is-a-perfect-blend-of-his-disasters/

and…

If Trump Runs America Like Trump University, His Campaign Promises Are Lies

http://thefederalist.com/2016/02/29/if-trump-runs-america-like-trump-university-his-campaign-promises-are-lies/

…. &

The Art of the Con: the Trump U Fraud Case

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/05/the_art_of_the_con_the_trump_u_fraud_case.html

…. &

Trump University Students Say They Were Pressured to Give Rave Reviews

https://stream.org/trump-university-students-say-pressured-give-rave-reviews/

… &

Yes, Trump University Was a Massive Scam

http://www.nationalreview.com/node/432010/print

… &

Trump University-related lawsuits settled for $25 million

Trump said during the campaign that he wouldn’t settle

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/11/18/trump-university-related-lawsuits-settled-for-25-million.html

and…

Memo to the Trumpeters

https://pjmedia.com/rogerkimball/2016/02/29/memo-to-the-trumpeters/?singlepage=true

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Trumpeters:

Mike Pence Is A Fraud
His pliability and lack of courage make him a model candidate for the 2016                 [Trump] Republicans

http://thefederalist.com/2016/07/14/mike-pence-is-a-fraud/

and…

Sean Hannity Sells His Soul to Donald Trump—and His Professed Faith Down the River

https://pjmedia.com/faith/2016/02/19/sean-hannity-sells-his-soul-to-donald-trump-and-his-professed-faith-down-the-river/?singlepage=true

and…

Jerry Falwell, Jr. Should Face Church Discipline for His Support of Trump

https://pjmedia.com/faith/2016/03/04/jerry-falwell-jr-should-face-church-discipline-for-his-support-of-trump/?singlepage=true

and…

Trump Backers Resort to Ridiculous ‘What If’ Games to Increase Christian Support

https://pjmedia.com/faith/2016/05/11/trump-backers-resort-to-ridiculous-what-if-games-to-increase-christian-support/

and…

You can hardly blame Trump supporters for falling for his act when there are plenty of seasoned pundits and politicians who themselves continue to succumb.  History is replete with proverbial suckers born every minute.

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/04/trump_loeil_how_trump_fools_the_eyes_of_the_people_.html

and…

The Alt-Right Is Evil and Must Be Opposed

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/06/03/the-alt-right-is-evil-and-must-be-opposed/?singlepage=true

…. &

Affection for Trump characterizes the alt-right

http://www.nationalreview.com/node/436738/print

…. &

6 Chilling Facts About the Alt-Right

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/08/26/6-chilling-facts-about-the-alt-right/?singlepage=true

and…

Rush Limbaugh’s Defense of Donald Trump Is Shocking

http://pjmedia.com/blog/rush-limbaughs-defense-of-donald-trump-is-shocking/?print=1

and…

Trump Spokeswoman Has History of Bizarre, Bigoted Tweets

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/01/24/trump-spox-has-history-of-bizarre-bigoted-tweets/

and…

Trump Adviser: This ‘Words Matter’ Stuff Is ‘Ridiculous’

http://freebeacon.com/politics/trump-adviser-words-matter-ridiculous/

and…

Trumpette Calls Trump ‘God’ and Says He Will Come Down to Help Us All
“We’re gonna have money again!”

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2016/09/29/watch-dolphin-jump-onto-surfer.html

and…

You Know You’re in the Trump Cult When…

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/01/23/you-know-youre-in-the-trump-cult-when/

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Trump announcement a boon to late-night comics

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/trump-announcement-boon-late-night-comics

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Veterans & POWs :

Some ‘Veterans for Trump’ Listed on Website Deny Involvement

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/07/25/some-veterans-for-trump-listed-on-website-deny-involvement/?print=1

and…

In Going After Senator McCain, Trump Insults POWs

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/07/18/in-going-after-senator-mccain-trump-insults-pows/?print=1

and…

Trump Refuses to Apologize for Insulting POWs

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/07/19/trump-refuses-to-apologize-for-insulting-pows/?print=1

and…

Veterans’ charities reportedly receive fraction of money raised by Trump event

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/04/08/veterans-charities-reportedly-receive-fraction-money-raised-by-trump-event.html?intcmp=hpbt1

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Personality & Demeanor:

Would You Still Support Donald Trump if You Knew He’d Said These Things?

https://stream.org/would-you-still-support-donald-trump-if-you-knew-hed-said-these-things/

and…

Leaked tape captures Trump in crude rant with TV host

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/10/07/leaked-tape-captures-trump-in-crude-rant-with-tv-host.html

and…

It’s not unusual for Trump to attack the looks of women he wishes to demean.

http://thefederalist.com/2015/09/10/jerry-seinfeld-explains-the-perfect-way-to-handle-donald-trump/

and…

All the people Donald Trump insulted in 2015

https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/politics/all-the-people-donald-trump-insulted-in-2015/2015/12/30/6b5364ee-af57-11e5-b281-43c0b56f61fa_video.html

and…

Donald Trump Isn’t ‘Sophomoric,’ He’s Worse than That

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/09/18/donald-trump-isnt-sophomoric-hes-worse-than-that/?print=1

and…

Donald Trump: Poster Child of American Decline

http://pjmedia.com/blog/donald-trump-poster-child-of-american-decline/?print=1

and…

In Thursday’s Fox News Debate, Trump Spoke Like One Unfit to Serve as              Commander in Chief

https://stream.org/fox-debate-trump-unfit-to-serve-as-commander-in-chief/

and…

Trump Deserves a Darwin Award

http://pjmedia.com/spengler/2015/07/30/trump-deserves-a-darwin-award/?print=1

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Vs. Ted Cruz

Trump, the king of flip-flopping, accuses Ted Cruz of flip-flopping on ethanol

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/01/trump_the_king_of_flipflopping_accuses_ted_cruz_of_flipflopping_on_ethanol.html

and…

Trump goes beyond bizarre with the Cruz-Oswald story

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/05/trump_goes_beyond_bizarre_with_the_cruzoswald_story.html

and…

Trump’s Three Huge Lies About Cruz

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/04/trumps_three_huge_lies_about_cruz.html

and…

Trump accuses Cruz of supporting amnesty (as Trump used to)

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/01/trump_accuses_cruz_of_supporting_amnesty_as_trump_used_to.html

and…

Did Donald Trump get the idea for a border fence from Ted Cruz?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/01/did_donald_trump_get_the_idea_for_a_border_fence_from_ted_cruz.html

and…

Trump, who claims Cruz lies a lot, tells a whopper about Cruz

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/02/trump_who_claims_cruz_lies_a_lot_tells_a_whopper_about_cruz_.html

and…

Donald Trump’s Clownish ‘Get a Declaratory Judgment’ Taunt of Ted Cruz

https://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/2016/01/15/donald-trumps-clownish-get-a-declaratory-judgment-taunt-of-ted-cruz/?singlepage=true

and…

Donald Trump Goes Nuclear: Let’s Face It, Ted Cruz ‘Is a Bit of a Maniac’

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2015/12/13/donald-trump-goes-nuclear-lets-face-it-ted-cruz-is-a-bit-of-a-maniac

and…

[Finally – and it blew many minds clean out of their own skulls…]

Ted Cruz’s Donald Trump endorsement reminds us never, ever, ever to trust a politician.

http://thefederalist.com/2016/09/26/ted-cruz-strikes-blow-small-government/

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What Options Did Thinking, Moral People Have in 2016?

There are some issues… that should be non-negotiable for [Christians]…  By pulling the lever for a candidate, Christians are doing so in proxy for Jesus… [and] a Christian can[not, therefore,] legitimately vote for any candidate who even partially defends abortion…  [S]ince God is sovereign over all creation, Christians have a responsibility to vote for candidates who actively stand against obvious evil (standing against same sex marriage comes to mind)…  It is our responsibility to seek to promote candidates who best reflect the concerns of God.  If that means casting a write-in vote, Christians are not only free in Christ to vote according to our Biblically informed consciences, we have the freedom to rest in the reality that God is in control and He doesn’t need our vote to change anything.  God wants our vote for His glory.  Christians should be voting for men and women who best reflect the character of God, regardless of whether or not that person is on the ballot.

https://pjmedia.com/faith/2016/04/26/voting-in-light-of-gods-sovereignty/?singlepage=true

and…

No, a Vote for #NeverTrump is NOT the Same as a Vote for Hillary

http://www.redstate.com/leon_h_wolf/2016/06/03/vote-nevertrump-vote-hillary/

and…

Not a Wasted Vote: Why Voting Third Party This Year Could Help Change America’s Future

https://stream.org/not-wasted-vote-voting-third-party-year-help-change-americas-future/

and…

The Myth — and the Power — of the “Wasted” Vote

https://medium.com/@Goodsvejk/the-power-of-the-wasted-vote-470b3fe360f5#.z6tqg1mmp

and…

How To Vote When There’s Nobody To Vote For

http://thefederalist.com/2016/11/07/how-to-vote-when-theres-nobody-to-vote-for/

and…

Faith Trumps Fear [Video]

https://www.facebook.com/FaithTrumpsFear/videos/

and…

To vote for Trump to stop Clinton is still to vote for Trump and everything he stands for…  remember that your vote is not merely a means to an end.  It is a reflection of yourself and the nation you wish to create.

http://thefederalist.com/2016/08/18/you-dont-need-to-vote-for-the-lesser-evil/

and…

The logic of the lesser of two evils argument assumes that power is our primary objective.  Yet for Christians, faithful witness to Christ’s lordship is the ultimate concern.  Sometimes fidelity to Christ means that we choose the path of less power, the path of greater suffering, because that is the path that love for our neighbors demands, and because that is the path that Christ himself took.  You can indeed vote in good conscience for a candidate who has no realistic chance of winning.  Perhaps that precisely what Christlike citizenship demands.

https://matthewtuininga.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/evangelicals-and-lust-for-political-power-beyond-the-lesser-of-two-evils/

and..

I will vote for President, but I will not vote for either of the major party candidates.

https://blogs.thegospelcoalition.org/kevindeyoung/2016/10/13/seeking-clarity-in-this-confusing-election-season-ten-thoughts/

and…

How The Electoral College Can Save Us From Trump And Hillary

http://thefederalist.com/2016/10/26/electoral-college-can-save-us-trump-hillary/

and…

2016’s Terrors Come From Trusting Presidents More Than We Trust God

http://thefederalist.com/2016/10/19/2016s-terrors-come-trusting-presidents-trust-god/

and…

… you cannot have my vote on demand.  My vote is mine, and must be earned.  So maybe take that into consideration next time and nominate someone worth supporting.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/11/07/hate-on-never-trump-all-you-want-then-learn-from-it/

and…

More from Dr. Russel Moore (cited several times above)…

… even though Rome was no democracy and the apostles had no say in what the Emperor decided, we can see the New Testament pointing us to callings informed by the Gospel, even in what we might consider ‘politics’.   John the Baptist called the crowds to repentance.  A drunk coming to be baptized would have been told to repent of intoxication. An adulterer would have been told to walk forward in fidelity, to ‘go and sin no more’     (Jn. 8:11).  Some who held political office responded to John’s preaching, notably tax collectors and soldiers, both officers of Caesar’s government.  They asked the prophet, ‘Teacher what shall we do?’  John’s response was not to mark out their ‘personal’ obedience from their ‘political’ obedience.  He said to the tax collectors: ‘Collect no more than you are authorized to do’ (Lk. 3:13).  He said to the soldiers: ‘Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your wages’ (Lk. 3:14). These were matters both of personal repentance and of public justice.  … A church — and a pastor — that doesn’t form consciences for such a calling will only ensure that those consciences are shaped by [enemies of] the Gospel.

http://adflegal.org/detailspages/blog-details/allianceedge/2016/08/24/when-church-and-politics-collide-how-will-we-respond

and…

… Moore… has made it clear he’s looking [because Jesus is looking] for Christians to elevate church above party, Jesus above Trump…

… &

There is… a sense of many evangelicals who see their [political] choices as binary.  So the only option they have is to choose between these two candidates [Trump & Clinton], and they’re trying to make do with that…  I don’t agree with that… because we have had protest movements and challenges to the duopoly many times in American history.  Abraham Lincoln [for example] was part of a third-party movement that rejected the choice between the Democrats and the Whigs.

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-10-09/the-evangelical-civil-war-an-interview-with-russell-moore

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