Donald Trump supporters seem to think that the best way to encourage Trump to move to the right is cheering him on ardently from the sidelines, no matter what he does. Precisely the opposite is the case: Trump responds only when he feels pressure to bargain with those who disagree with him.
This week, for example, Trump has seen an upswing in his polling data. He’s successfully consolidating the Republican base, he’s running neck-and-neck with Hillary in the swing states. And, unsurprisingly, he’s tacking hard to the left, while his supporters follow along like chastened puppies.
Last week, the apostasy-cum-orthodoxy of the day was cheerful praise for Vladimir Putin. Earlier this week, it was touting government-funded maternity leave. Today, Trump told Dr. Oz that he’d expand Medicaid dramatically for the people who fall through the cracks:
|Donald Trump hates spending his own money. |
TAXPAYER MONIES? Now that's another story
We have to go and help them through the Medicaid system. We have to help them publicly. We’re going to have to do it. Nobody wants to see people – and it’s totally unfair – a lot of people said, oh, gee, that’s not the thing to say. I said, well you know what? If I can’t say that, I’m not running for office…We’re going to take care of that through the Medicaid system. We’re going to take care of those people. We haven o choice. We’re not going to let people die on the streets.Read the rest from Ben Shapiro HERE.
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