— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) May 17, 2016
According to conservative talk-radio host Grant Stinchfield from Dallas, TX, if you’re a member of the Never Trump movement you’re now somehow “anti-American”:
The Never Trump Movement Is Anti-American And Hypocritical https://t.co/hrp5bjw4Sv
— The Federalist (@FDRLST) May 17, 2016
Ted Cruz lost. Donald Trump won. They both played by the rules. That’s how a campaign works. We have winners and losers. Instead of moving on and backing the chosen nominee, these anti-American Never Trumpers now want to scream and moan about how stupid the American voters are. It’s an arrogant response that sounds eerily similar to John Boehner and Mitch McConnell’s response after the rise of the Tea Party. They even sound like my seven-year-old son when I told him he could not have two cookies. He looked at me and pouted, “Then I don’t want any!”
Anti-Trump voters aren’t happy, to say the least:
You know what's more Anti-American? Telling ppl they have to go against their beliefs & vote for someone they hate. https://t.co/RgiXpnxmpn
— TheFOO (@PolitiBunny) May 17, 2016
Yes what's more anti-American than refusing to enable an authoritarian demagogue. https://t.co/A9tLsCU8Pm
— Max Steele (@maxasteele) May 17, 2016
no thanks. https://t.co/3hTyjSV2fl
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) May 17, 2016
This may be the dumbest thing ever written. https://t.co/PtYLl5euAN
— T (@FirstTeamTommy) May 17, 2016
THIS is why America is fucked! Standing by the Constitution & Founding Principles is now Anti-America because TRUMP https://t.co/tj0knTPlOy
— Gary P Jackson (@gary4205) May 17, 2016
And today’s sentiment is a far cry from Stinchfield’s last op-ed in The Federalist from April where he apologized for voting for Trump in the Texas primary and called the now presumptive GOP nominee a “train wreck” with “no depth”:
Donald Trump is off the rails. He is a train wreck. It’s not just his antics and childish behavior that has me so put off, it’s his failure to improve as a candidate.
After nine months on the campaign trail, I expected Trump to fully grasp the issues and have in-depth policy solutions to our problems. Yet he still is “winging it.” He has failed to surround himself with top-notch, respected experts to craft a legitimate conservative platform. The reality is now clear: Trump has no depth, and he fails to grasp even the most basic conservative principles.
Stinchfield did also write back in April that he’ll “vote for whoever the Republican nominee is,” but can he really be surprised there are some conservatives who also think Trump is “off the rails” and are not quite ready to pull the lever?