Trump’s New York Values?

As Trump explained in this Youtube video from 16 years ago, because he lived in New York city his values are “a little different”. Well, they certainly were in 1999 and what wonders what transpired to motivate him to change from being Pro partial birth abortion, gay marriage, and gays in the military?

Here’s a man who is on record as also supporting a single-payer medical plan (also, see here, and here). That he is the darling of crony capitalists is inarguable.

The point here is not that he holds those values today, but that they reflect the traditional values of the majority of New York city’s population – then and today.  Cruz was justified in calling him out as having held those positions, positions that accurately reflect the reality of New York City’s elitist, Lefty view of the world.

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2 Responses to Trump’s New York Values?

  1. Gary says:

    It’s a stretch to dredge up something from two years before 9/11 and assert that the destruction of the Twin Towers couldn’t have had an effect on the views of people who could see a reminder every time they looked across Manhattan, especially someone whose living was closely linked to that skyline.

    I’m frankly less disturbed by Trump’s 1999 comments than by the fact a website which labels itself “The Moral Christian” would attack someone, let alone a fellow Christian, in this way. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” [2 Corinthians 5:17]; “(Love) keeps no record of wrongs.” [1 Corinthians 13:5]

    • Michael says:

      How exactly does being a Christian make one immune from criticism? Now, I could have responded by pointing out that Mr. Trump’s understanding of Christianity is incoherent, but such a response would, as did yours, miss the mark.

      But, to return to your post: in general, the events of 9/11 have not changed the lefty, elitist values of New Yorkers. What you observed over the first few months following 9/11 was the expression of American values, values that most Americans (including New Yorkers hold), not the values to which Mr. Cruz referred (see here)

      Values are not absolute. People can hold different, even conflicting values. Holding values in this way is not contradictory, because most of us, including the snobs of New York, prioritize them. In New York, for a brief time, the expression of American values cowed the expression of the New York Left’s deeply held conviction that American hegemony was a contributing cause to 9/11.

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