How Can Trump be Anti-Establishment When He’s Part of the Establishment?

Donald Trump Supported Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, and Chuck Schumer. How is He an “Outsider” Candidate?

Question: How can Donald Trump, who for decades funded the political establishment — the political ruling class in both parties — somehow be seen as outside of the political establishment?

How can an “outsider” candidate be an “outsider,” when he is the consummate “insider?”

Here’s what Donald Trump, all the way back on January 26, 2016, told Democrat Media Complex member MSNBC about his cozy relationships with some of the scummiest Democrats on the face of the earth (not mentioning his donations to Anthony Weiner and the Clinton Crime Family Foundation):

“Well, I think I’m going to be able to get along with Pelosi…I’ve always had a good relationship with Nancy Pelosi . I’ve never had a problem. Reid’s going to be gone. I always had a decent relationship with Reid. Although lately, obviously, I haven’t been dealing with him, so, actually, he’ll use my name as the ultimate — you know — as the ultimate of the billionaires in terms of, you know, people you don’t want. But I always had a great relationship with Harry Reid .”

Never had a problem with Pelosi? Is he out of his damn mind? “Always had a great relationship with Harry Reid .” Is he freakin’ insane? No conservative, no Republican (other than a RINO like John McCain or Lindsey Graham ), in fact, no freedom-loving American would talk this way. They would denounce those Marxist traitors in the highest terms at most or at least not get in bed with them.

Certainly, no one of sound mind, claiming to stand for America’s founding principles, would give money to those who are out to destroy our country, would they?

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How can Donald Trump, or equally as important, TV networks, talking heads, radio talk show hosts, or anyone else refer to Donald Trump as an “outsider” candidate when he’s spent his adult life funding the insiders?

Do you think the Koch Brothers have given money to the Clintons, Reid, Pelosi, or Charles Schumer just because they were “in business” and “everyone does it,” or so the narrative goes?

Do you think the another billionaire, founder of Hobby Lobby David Green, a Christian who stood up to the federal government and the Obama Regime’s Obamacare tyrannical attacks against religious liberty, funded the above-mentioned controlist leftists, the enemies of our freedom?

Well, Donald Trump did and no, not everybody does it. In fact, thousands and thousands of extremely successful business people — even some billionaires —  who value freedom don’t give money to corrupt politicians like those above.

But it’s not just corrupt establishment Democrats who the “Republican” Trump has paid off. He’s also had a long-term record of supporting RINO establishment stooges in the GOP like “Obama’s Mitch” McConnell, a “dealmaker” like Trump.

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But you don’t have to take my word for it that Donald Trump is not only part of the “establishment,” the political ruling class — he is a huge part of the problem, admitting that he bought off corrupt politicians in exchange for favorable treatment.

Take Donald Trump in his own words.

Question: If you were as rich as Donald Trump, would you invite serial woman abuser Bill Clinton and corrupt liar Hillary Clinton to your wedding?

Donald Trump did, and it wasn’t that long ago. In talking about inviting the Clintons to his wedding, the braggadocious Trump said, “Hillary Clinton, I said be at my wedding, and she came to my wedding. She had no choice because I gave to a foundation.”

In talking about inviting the Clintons to his wedding, the braggadocious Trump said, “Hillary Clinton, I said be at my wedding, and she came to my wedding. She had no choice because I gave to a foundation.”

In addition, Trump was clear in explaining his role in the corrupt political process that makes him a guilty member of the political elite ruling class who are part of the Washington Cartel.

At the Republican debate in August 2015, Trump proudly stated,  “When they call, I give. And you know what, when I need something from them two years later, three years later, I call them. They are there for me.”

The argument from Trump-humpers is always, without being able to explain his Trump’s epiphany, “Well, Ronald Reagan used to be a Democrat.”

The problem with that argument is that Reagan spent decades fighting for conservative values and could explain his conversion. Trump has done neither.

What woke Donald Trump up? Or has he awakened from sixty plus years of liberalism? After all, some of his policies are left of Hillary Clinton, like healthcare, energy subsidies (while pandering to Iowa farmers, he pushed to increase anti-free market ethanol subsidies).

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Donald Trump is not an “outsider.” He is the epitome of an insider, who has bought off politicians in both parties for personal gain.

He is a cronyist, i.e., “dealmaker” of the highest order. He cannot expect to be able to fix the problem of corruption in government when he has been a major contributor, perhaps more than anyone.

The federal government doesn’t need more con men, more narcissistic sociopaths who will “make deals” to subvert the U.S. Constitution in exchange for personal gain.

Donald Trump always brags that he is “self-funded” and therefore, owes nobody anything. While that is debatable (he has spent little of his vast fortune and actually has taken in campaign money, due to his strongman manipulation of the press), he is willing to be on the other end of the transaction of political corruption.

Donald Trump is willing to buy political favoritism with his money. Please explain how that is any better.

There is a reason why establishment figures in both political parties, from Democrat Jimmy Carter, the second-worst president in U.S. history, to RINOs like Bob Dole, to Trent Lott to Harry Reid to Peter King , all prefer Donald Trump to Ted Cruz , a constitutional conservative.

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Why is that?

About the Author

Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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