CatholicVote.org: Not. Trump.

With other good candidates in the race, Catholics should look beyond Trump

27 Jan, 2016, 17:18 ET from CatholicVote.org

MADISON, Wis., Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CatholicVote.org President Brian Burch released the following statement regarding CatholicVote.org's anti-endorsement of businessman Donald J. Trump.

"While we are not officially endorsing a candidate at this time, we believe it is important to share some critical thoughts on the race, or at least on one candidate in particular. While we share much of the frustration over the failure of the GOP to make significant progress, we are reminded of Republicans' once oft-quoted criticism of President Bill Clinton: character matters.

"Donald J. Trump left his first wife and married his mistress, only to leave her a few years later for another mistress. Reportedly he left his second wife by leaking the news to a NY newspaper and left the headline on the bed for his wife to find. In his book, The Art of the Deal, Trump bragged about having sex with many women, including some who were married. He has appeared on the cover of Playboy Magazine with a model wearing only his tuxedo jacket. He has mocked the disability of a NY Times reporter. He belittled John McCain for being a prisoner of war. His casino in Atlantic City was the first in the country to open up a strip club. His Twitter account is a running barrage of insults, lies, and personal attacks on anyone who disagrees with him.

"Fans of Trump say that he can't be bought. It's true that Trump is a salesmen, and salesmen don't buy, they sell. So he won't be 'bought.' Instead he will sell out everyone and anyone when it benefits him, as he has his entire career. He was a liberal democrat, pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, pro-universal health care, pro-government bailouts, and a financial backer and friend of Hillary Clinton until he decided to run as a Republican last summer. He is the definition of an opportunist with no guiding principles."

"The power to change does not require a fear mongering business mogul, appealing to our worst fears instead of our best hopes. With other good candidates in the race, we encourage our members to look beyond Trump."

Read the full statement online at: http://catholicvote.org/nottrump

 

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