Donald Trump: THEN and NOW
Chuck Todd executed what can only be called a justifiable hit job on Donald Trump on Meet The Press today. One wonders why it took this long.
"One of the reasons Trump is breaking through this year though is people feel they know where he stands," Chuck Todd said. "But do they? We've been looking at his positions through the years. It would be fair to say he's evolved, quite a few times in some key issues, from health care to abortion to his feelings about the top Democrat in the 2016 field."
Chuck Todd points out the following in the hit piece.
Donald Trump NOW: "I think Hillary Clinton would be a terrible president. She was the worst Secretary of State in the history of our nation. Why would she be a good president?
Donald Trump Then: "Hillary Clinton I think is a terrific woman. I mean I am a little bias because I have known her for years." Reporter asked if he supports her. "I won't get into this because I would get myself into trouble. I just like her. I like her and I like her husband.
Donald Trump NOW: "Some people would say he [President Obama] is incompetent. I would not say that. Yeah. Yes I would."
Donald Trump Then: "I think Tim Geithner has done a good job. I think that the whole group has really done a good job. When you look at what's happened. At least we have an economy. You wouldn't have had an economy had they not come up with some very drastic steps two years ago.
Donald Trump NOW: "I am almost more disappointed with the Republicans ... They have to toughen up on Obamcare which is a total lie and which is a total and complete disaster."
Donald Trump Then: When asked his thoughts on healthcare he answered. "Liberal on healthcare. We have to take care of people who are sick. ... I love universal. We have to take care. There is nothing else. What's the country all about if we are not going to take care of our sick."
Donald Trump NOW: "Let me tell you. Everybody want to pay as little as possible. Including Warren Buffet by the way, just by what he says. So he says, what's your tax rate. I don't know. I pay as little as possible.
Donald Trump Then: "I would tax people of wealth, of great wealth, people over ten million by 14.25%. This tax would raise approximately five point seven trillion which happens to be our national debt.
Donald Trump NOW: "Well I am very pro-life. And I feel strongly about it."
Donald Trump Then: "I am very pro-choice. I hate the concept of abortion. I hate it. I hate everything i stands for. I cringe when I listen to people debating the subject. But you still, I just believe in choice.
Chuck Todd and the corporate media decided to hit Donald Trump because he is irreparably damaging the Republican brand with immigrants. One would have hoped it was being done because it was journalistically the right thing to do. How do we know journalism has nothing to do with it? It wasn't done as extensively when a myriad of Republicans were opposing Obamacare even as they supported similar policies with all the tenets of healthcare reform as proposed by the Heritage Foundation. They did not do it extensively as Republican politicians came on their programs with statements that were in direct conflict with past statements. This hit job is just the corporatocracy cleaning up the house.