A growing number of conservatives are beginning to wonder if they’ve been snookered by Donald Trump.
Mr. Trump earned their support by promising to build a wall – to fight for the American working man — to put conservative justices on the Supreme Court.
But lately – he’s been spending more time fighting personal battles instead of talking about important political issues.
Take — for example – this ugly battle over the Mexican heritage of the Judge hearing the Trump University case.
Mr. Trump reportedly told supporters to double down on their attacks – to label inquisitive reporters as racists.
And National Review reports that pro-Trump surrogates issued a veiled threat against the wife of David French. Mr. French is a conservative war hero who had been contemplating a third party run.
According to their account, one Trump operative contacted Mrs. French’s family in Tennessee. He was “instructed to call and deliver a message that the race would be very difficult for me. It was a pretty big assault that really put pressure on David that this not happen.”
It was despicable.
I know Mr. Trump is relatively new to the conservative movement – so let me offer him a few words of advice.
Conservatives don’t flip-flop. That’s what Establisment Republicans do.
Conservatives do not employ goon squads. That’s what the Democrats do.
As we say in the South – Mr. Trump needs to dance with the issues that brought him to the big dance in the first place.