Trump vs. Trump

Jack Steyer, Photo Editor

Is Trump his own worst enemy? People change over the years, sure. I’ve never seen anyone change their opinion over such large matters like abortion, gay rights, his political stance, and especially foreign policy. In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, here are just a few examples.

“My sons love to hunt. They are members of the NRA, very proudly. I am a big believer in the Second Amendment.” (Ayrshire, Scotland, July 31, 2015)

“I’m not a hunter and don’t approve of killing animals. I strongly disagree with my sons who are hunters.” (Twitter, March 15, 2012)

“I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weapons and I support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun.” (Trump: The America We Deserve, 2000)
“I am the strongest person running in favor of the Second Amendment.” (Hanahan, South Carolina, February 15, 2016)

“If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of ‘em, would you? Seriously. OK? Just knock the hell—I promise you, I will pay the legal fees, I promise, I promise.” (Cedar Rapids, Iowa, February 1, 2016)
“I do not condone violence in any shape.” (NBC News, March 13, 2016)

“There’s not a team.” (MSNBC, March 8, 2016)
“Yes, there is a team. I’m going to be forming a team.” (MSNBC, March 8, 2016)

-This one is my favorite because not only was it on the same day, same year, but also to the same news cast and I would assume the same interview

“Eminent domain is wonderful.” (Fox News, October 6, 2015)

“I don’t like eminent domain.” (Breitbart News, November 5, 2015)

“I think there are two Donald Trumps.” (Palm Beach, Florida, March 11, 2016)

“I don’t think there are two Donald Trumps. I think there’s one Donald Trump.” (Palm Beach, Florida, March 11, 2016)

-I don’t know the context of this one, but it’s funny.

“I’m walking, talking proof of the American Dream. For me, the American Dream is not just a dream; it’s a reality.” (Trump: Think Like a Billionaire, 2004)
“The American Dream is dead.” (New York, June 16, 2015)

“Qadhafi in Libya is killing thousands of people, nobody knows how bad it is, and we’re sitting around, we have soldiers, all over the Middle East, and we’re not bringing ‘em in to stop this horrible carnage. … We should go in, we should stop this guy, which would be very easy and very quick.” (Trump video blog, February 2011)
“I never discussed that subject. I was in favor of Libya? We would be so much better off if Qadhafi were in charge right now.” (Houston, February 25, 2016)

-This one is just so bad.

“I see NATO as a good thing.” (Washington Post, March 21, 2016)
“I think NATO is obsolete.” (ABC News, March 27, 2016)

“I know Hillary and I think she’d make a great president …” (Trump University “Trump Blog,” March 13, 2008)
“Hillary will be a disaster as a president.” (NBC News, July 9, 2015)

I literally couldn’t fit much more than 10 into this list. There are so many, and these are just the documented ones.