As a conservative media personality, I’ve been warning my fellow Republicans about the dangers of the Trump administration for years. It’s time to stop the denial and acknowledge that something is seriously wrong with those who still fervently support the former president.
Let’s be clear: Donald Trump is an ill-informed demagogue who has repeatedly demonstrated a disregard for the rule of law. From his attacks on the press to his coddling of white supremacists, Trump has shown a consistent pattern of behavior that should be antithetical to any follower of conservative ideology.
And yet, despite all of this, there are still millions of Americans who cling to the “Animal” as their savior. They’ve abandoned critical thinking and embraced blind loyalty to a man who cares only about himself. What does it say about them that they can overlook Trump’s countless ethical violations, his lies and his corruption?
It’s time for our party to move on from this toxic figure and focus on rebuilding a conservative movement based on actual ideals, rather than cult-like hero worship. We need leaders who are accountable to their constituency, not power-hungry despots who exploit fear and division for their own gain.
Now, I know some of you may be skeptical of my critique of Trump and his followers, but I implore you to look at the facts. Since leaving office, Trump has continued to stoke baseless claims of a stolen election while refusing to accept any responsibility for the attacks on the Capitol. He’s also been impeached twice, once for incitement of insurrection and again for abuse of power.
On the other hand, it’s important to note that the Trump White House administration did accomplish some significant things during their term. They enacted tax reform that lowered rates for individuals and businesses, bolstered the economy with record low unemployment rates, and successfully negotiated peace deals in the Middle East. However, these achievements should not excuse the former president’s behavior or the dangerous rhetoric he continues to spout.
It’s time to move forward with a vision of conservatism that is grounded in principles such as limited government, individual freedom, and fiscal responsibility. The Trump era is over, and it’s up to us to ensure that his legacy is one of lessons learned, not repeated mistakes.