Donald Trump IS running a third Party candidacy within the Republican Party, but his policy positions are not derived from republicanism nor from conservatism. Many people have asked if Trump has ever even read the Constitution let alone understood it, the answer is probably not. He more than likely gets his ideas from a third party source and I think which one isn’t all that hard to determine.
Trump’s candidacy is Republican In Name Only and his policy positions appear to have been ripped directly from the “Constitution Party”, which is neither a constitutional nor conservative party but a nationalist isolationist party that motivates its’ voter base by promoting themselves as populist.
The Constitution party takes the same positions as the so-called “populist nationalist-agrarians” presently supporting Trump, most of whom would be more likely to vote for a “constitution party” candidate than a Republican or movement-conservative candidate in the first place.
Just as Donald Trump, the Constitution Party is against most strategic alliances such as multi-partner trade treaties and mutual defense treaties with foreign nations; and to the extent they might support any trade deal, their position is no trade without heavy US import tariffs; buy American first — or else; and no property rights for corporations and certain other individuals, using the tax code to punish violators of their isolationist policy.
Trump’s candidacy appears to me at least, to have been a scam from the beginning. I’m betting that when he initially threatened way back in the summer of 2015, to leave the Republican race and go third party should party faithful fail to kiss his big orange ass, that the Constitution Party was the next stop of Trump’s “Hillary 2016” campaign.
The Donald’s big orange idea has always been to do exactly what he’s done — split the Republican conservative base; fracture the party into easily suppressed factions and hand the election to the most beatable candidate ever to be nominated by either party — Hillary Clinton. Vote for Trump and you compromise your soul, your principles and the future of conservatism. Don’t vote for him and Hillary becomes POTUS, you will be accused of not being a Conservative, of not being a Republican, of not caring about our future and that of our chidren… and so on and so forth. It’s a no-win. What to do?.
Well first, only fools believe this bum actually intended to be POTUS; only fools believe not voting for Trump is same as voting for Hillary, I’m not voting for her either soooo… and only a fool would take the word — on any important political matter — of a life-long liberal Democrat, an intentional liar, slanderer, misogynist and thin-skinned narcissist, just naming a few of his attributes. Playing by these tried and failed “party” rules is what got us into this mess. I refuse to play by those rules any longer.
I understand that many who read this will vote for Trump not because they want to, but because they sincerely believe that’s the only choice they have, and to those that do I really mean it when I say…
Good luck with that.