The Audacity of Trump

Trump and Obama are the same

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Much has been written about the similarities between populist demagogue Donald Trump and populist demagogue Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.). Now, a Free Beacon SuperCut reveals striking similarities between Trump and fellow progressive Barack Obama.

Before it became politically expedient for Trump to become pro-life, he held pro-choice views identical to those of Obama. Their support for late-term and partial-birth abortion (where the baby is partially delivered in the breech position, then killed by piercing the skull and suctioning out the brains) put them well outside the mainstream of American public opinion.

But the similarities don’t end there. As this SuperCut reveals, Trump has at various times called for a national health care system, a retreat from Iraq and the world, tax hikes on the rich, and lavish infrastructure spending—precisely the proposals put forward by President Obama.

Transcript below:

BARACK OBAMA: Those who have done well—including me…

DONALD TRUMP: I’m really rich.

SINGLE-PAYER

OBAMA: Single-payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. That’s what I’d like to see.

TRUMP: As far as single-payer, it works in Canada, it works incredibly well in Scotland.

LATE-TERM ABORTION

OBAMA: I am pro-choice.

REPORTER: In all situations, including the late-term thing?

OBAMA: I am pro-choice.

TRUMP: I am pro-choice in every respect and as far as it goes.

ABANDONING IRAQ

OBAMA: We have to turn the page on this disaster in Iraq and restore our standing in the world.

TRUMP: The war is a total disaster. Perhaps even worse, the rest of the world hates us.

OBAMA: It is time to put an end to this war.

TRUMP: Declare victory and leave.

AMERICA’S ROLE

OBAMA: America is not the world’s policeman.

TRUMP: We’re going to have to stop being the policeman of the world.

TAX HIKES

OBAMA: You’ve got to pay your fair share. You’ve got to pony up some.

TRUMP: Some people, they’re not doing their fair share. The hedge fund guys have to pay up.

CRUMBLING ROADS, ETC.

OBAMA: We have to upgrade America’s crumbling infrastructure, its roads and bridges.

TRUMP: Our roads are crumbling. Our airports are third world.

MAKIN' AMERICA GREAT

TRUMP: We’re going to make America great again.

OBAMA: That’s how we make America great!

Blake Seitz   Email Blake | Full Bio | RSS
Blake Seitz is assistant editor for the Washington Free Beacon. Blake graduated from the University of Georgia in 2015. Contact him via email at seitz@freebeacon.com. Follow him on Twitter @BlakeSeitz.

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