Character Matters

Donald Trump may be making angry right-wingers stand up and cheer, but the fact is that the most enduring commitment he’s ever made in his lifetime has been to the Democratic Party.

Trump's commitment history

While he was married to his first wife, Ivana, he engaged in a highly publicized affair with actress Marla Maples. He left Ivana and married Marla. Then he cheated on Marla with Melania. Then he left Marla and married Melania. He reportedly let Marla know he was leaving her by leaking the news to a New York newspaper and leaving the headline on the bed for her to find.

He has also bragged in writing about his affairs with married women.

“If I told the real stories of my experiences with women, often seemingly very happily married and important women, this book would be a guaranteed best-seller.” Donald Trump in “The Art of the Comeback”

“Beautiful, famous, successful, married — I’ve had them all, secretly, the world’s biggest names.” Donald Trump in “Think Big and Kick Ass”

Donald Trump claims to be a Christian, but his sexual antics, marital history, and 2015 statements about his faith and religious practices demonstrate he’s very far from being a true follower of Jesus Christ.

  • He has said he belongs to the Marble Collegiate Church, that he attends church “a lot” and that he receives Holy Communion “as often as possible.” Marble Collegiate Church says Donald Trump is “not an active member.”
  • When asked if he has ever asked God for forgiveness for his actions, he said, “I don’t think so. I think if I do something wrong, I think, I just try and make it right. I don’t bring God into that picture.”

Seriously?! We’re supposed to believe Donald Trump has suddenly become one of us?!




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10 responses to “Character Matters

  1. Relatedly, Dr. Piper chimes in with a strong opinion.
    I’ll just copy & paste the comment I just left on soopermexican, ’cause I’m that lazy:

    Relatedly, Dr. Piper chimes in with a strong opinion.

    On Jan. 18, Jerry Falwell Jr. welcomed Donald Trump to Liberty University to speak in the school’s chapel. As the college president who wrote the “this is not a daycare” article that received so much national attention recently, I have been asked by the media if I would be next: Will I be inviting Mr. Trump to Oklahoma Wesleyan University to speak in our chapel service? My answer has been simple and brief. No, I will not.…

    Read his powerful reasons why not here.


    • Very well said. Thank you, Dr. Piper.


    • The Dr. Piper commentary has only one comment: MINE!! posted two days ago, and copied here for your perusal.
      Purity test!!

      Dr. Piper, here’s a question I pose as a devoted Christian: how many Muslim “refugees” are acceptable to you? A million? Two million? Ten?

      And a follow-up: do you consider Islam antithetical to Christianity, or do you believe the two faiths may peacefully co-exist within the same geographic territory? (tip: Muslims don’t).

      Sorry, another follow-up: to what extent may we as Christians condemn someone for their actions in 1998 or 2005?

      Even sorrier, one more: Rubio advocates a 500% increase in H1B visas and “immigration reform” (i.e. amnesty). Cruz’ wife works at Goldman Sachs, and they received a million dollar unreported campaign “loan” from them. Carson wants to eliminate the home mortgage and charity (aka church) tax deductions and his campaign is in shambles. Kasich’s dad was a mailman and Ohio-something-something. Is your suggestion we all sit in a cave awaiting the Chosen One?

      It’s not that Trump transgresses … don’t we all? It’s that he won’t apologize for it (which is not the same as repeating it today). You’re not seeking an unblemished soul, you’re seeking humility, of which Trump admittedly has none.

      Have we had a humble President since Gerald Ford?

      Thank heaven a leading educator like yourself is willing to step into the breach and determine what’s safe for 20-year-olds to hear and discuss.


      • I think a few of Dr Piper’s statements about Trump are less than entirely accurate, but those are minor compared to his overall point. He expressed quite clearly the reasons why he felt Trump was not a suitable speaker by his college’s standards.

        In your rant, I find next to nothing directly related to do with what he wrote or his purpose in writing, only inexplicable scattergun spittle and fuming at him, and for no reason I can understand.

        I almost didn’t reply because your (as it seems to me) inscrutable emotional intensity might likely just gun for me in turn, but I just couldn’t let this one sit there unanswered – as I have so many other things you’ve commented on PoliNation.


        • OK, help me understand, what was his purpose in writing? To remind us that Trump was of insufficient moral character to speak at his university? Is he also rejecting Hillary or Bernie or Marco or …?

          If not, is the implication that Trump is of lesser moral fiber than Hillary? Or if so, do we now condone university presidents consoring free access to all viewpoints on college campuses?

          I’m not trying to be glib, and I’m not trying to be stupid, but I honestly don’t get the point of Dr. Piper’s prideful and antagonistic essay, nor his position that censorship on college campuses should be our new ideal.

          And P.S. … if Dr. Piper makes “statements” but I produce a “rant,” I might suggest I’m getting the short end of that stick. I would never “gun” for you, Mindful, I don’t do ad hominems. But it’s true that I’m pretty passionate about free speech, and about partisan misrepresentations on the ‘Net.

          From Don Fairly’s Twitter: “7 folks resigned in last 10 days from Cruz campaign. Cruz slapped them with legal notices to shut up. These folks are good people” and “you have not seen the real Ted Cruz. What you see on cable news is far from reality.”

          I’m just looking for parity from Dr. Piper. I’ve said before, I could live with Cruz or Trump or Christie, but those who think Ted or Hillary or Marco are more righteous than Donald are fooling themselves.


  2. Ting

    I want to know when the “deep bench” turned into a Whoopee Cushion.


    • chrissythehyphenated

      Really. Speaking of rodeo clowns … a President Trump would be like President Obama in White Face, KWIM?


      • Ting

        I don’t like any of them. I don’t dislike Trump any more than any of the others, so I would not go that far. I will vote for any of them over Hillary or Bernie.


  3. At the risk of rousing more rabble, here’s a roughly-related video I thought some here might appreciate.

    Ted Cruz, Faith In Action, by Keep The Promise, YouTube, 17:24

    (h/t Renee Nal, Noisy Room)