The endorsement of Donald Trump by Phyllis Schlafly always seemed odd to me. This is a woman who has built her entire theocratic empire on the evils of abortion and The Gay, but she doesn’t seem to care that Trump really isn’t into those issues at all. Here she explains why she knows that and doesn’t care.
“Would you want to change the Republican platform to include the exceptions that you have?” she asked Trump.
“Yes, I would,” Trump replied. “Yes, I would, absolutely, for the three exceptions I would.”“Well, that might be his opinion. I guess it is,” says Schlafly, though she doubts that Trump could “sell” that idea to Congress once in the White House.
Trump also criticized the North Carolina bathroom law, which has been viciously opposed by homosexual activists and supported by conservative organizations.
“Leave it the way it is. There have been very few problems,” Trump said. “Leave it the way it is.”…
Grassroots conservatives, she says, are looking for Trump to “sock it to the kingmakers,” referring to the so-called “establishment.”
“The grassroots is not looking to Trump for their guidance for a lot of these moral issues,” she says.
And yet she has always demanded absolute allegiance and agreement on those issues from every other candidate she has supported. I think it shows how much of Trump’s appeal is some combination of a cult of personality and just a general rage at politicians.