Late Monday Michael Reagan tweeted out an urgent message to conservatives
: "If I lived in Indiana I would vote for Ted Cruz on Tuesday to beat Trump."
Reagan, the eldest son of President Ronald Reagan, has been a dedicated conservative and commentator continuing his father’s legacy of championing limited government, strong family values and a strong national defense.
Recently, Reagan has said his late father would be "appalled" by Trump.
And, he has taken umbrage that Trump has compared his conversion to conservatism to Ronald Reagan’s.
Declaring that "Trump Is No Reagan Republican," Reagan wrote in an op-ed earlier this year that the billionaire developer "has been stealing my dad for his own purposes." Trump frequently invokes Ronald Reagan’s name to defend his sudden, 180-degree switch from being a life-long, pro-Clinton Democrat to a Reagan Republican.
"Both men did make a switch, but almost all the similarities between the two end there," Reagan continued.
"In fact, Trump still can’t explain his sudden change from being a liberal Democrat. When dad ran in 1980, Trump donated the maximum amount to Jimmy Carter. As The Wall Street Journal reported, Trump also donated to a PAC for Walter Mondale, who ran against dad in 1984. Trump has criticized some candidates for their indiscretions made during their childhood.
"But what can you say for a grown adult who supported both Carter and Mondale over Ronald Reagan?"
Reagan questions whether Trump is a conservative at all.
He notes that when Trump campaigned in Wisconsin, he castigated Gov. Scott Walker for lowering taxes and not spending more on education and infrastructure.
Reagan also expressed shock that Trump complained that Walker had been too tough on public employee unions.
He adds that Trump backed Obama’s $800 billion stimulus, and even praised the President as "amazing" and "truly phenomenal."
"For most of his life Trump had been a Democrat, backing strong gun control and abortion rights. Today he says he’s for the Second Amendment and pro-life. But when asked who he’d like for the Supreme Court, he suggested his sister, a sitting federal judge. It turns out she’s liberal and pro-choice," Reagan wrote.
Reagan argues the GOP faces electoral disaster if Trump is the nominee, losing not only the presidency but the Senate as well.
He recently tweeted: "You can’t be a Trump Republican and a Reagan Republican. It’s time to choose."
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