CPAC 2017 is now officially over, and as I sit here trying to digest all that I’ve taken in over the last couple of days, I keep returning to the same few thoughts. One, the conservative movement seems to have completely bought into what Donald Trump is selling, which is sad for some reasons. Two, every time I want to start liking Donald Trump, he does or says something that reminds me why I never have nor probably never will like President Trump.
Yesterday as President Trump spoke, he went on a ten-minute tirade about the fake media and news. He then went on to say that “Nobody loves the First Amendment more than me.” He says this, and then just today I read where he’s skipping The White House Correspondence Dinner and has banned several media outlets from his press briefings. Keep in mind that Sean Spicer, his Press Secretary, has said in the past that he would not ban the press and that doing so is something a “dictator” would do. So yes, that’s hypocrisy to the max.
I then listened to Education Secretary Betsy Devos talk about how there’s no such thing as a “free lunch,” but I guess she forgot about how millions of students receive free and reduced lunches.
Finally, there was Scott Pruitt, who says that those who want to kill the EPA are “justified.” Mind you, this is the very agency he leads, so I’ll let you think about that one.
In short, CPAC was a very eye opening and thought provoking experience. Donald Trump seems to have hijacked the GOP and conservative movement, and it seems as if no one is willing to stand up to his hypocrisy and dangerous rhetoric.
Let me be clear: Donald Trump is not a conservative, and he never will be one. He is a con artist, someone who is obsessed with himself and his image.
This is no Ronald Reagan.
This is a President who desperately wants to be king.