MUST READ: Trump now TRASHING and LYING about Iowa evangelical leader who endorsed Ted Cruz


Unless you have your fingers in your ears, eyes closed, and are yelling ‘blah blah blah’ so that what you believe can’t be influenced by anything outside of your head, then the article below should truly bother you about Donald Trump:

DES MOINES REGISTER – Donald Trump took to Twitter Tuesday to attack one of rival Ted Cruz’s more influential Iowa endorsers, Christian conservative leader Bob Vander Plaats.

“This plays to Trump’s judgment and temperament,” Vander Plaats told The Des Moines Register in response. “He will burn anybody.”

Trump, a Republican presidential candidate, unleashed multiple tweets critical of Vander Plaats, calling the CEO of the Family Leader “phony” and a “bad guy.”

“Why doesn’t phony @bobvanderplaats tell his followers all the times he asked for him and his family to stay at my hotels-didn’t like paying,” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.

In reply, Vander Plaats tweeted “@realDonaldTrump Still consider you a friend and you still can’t have my endorsement. My friendship isn’t phony.”

Vander Plaats told the Register: “Trump’s friendship and ‘generosity’ definitely comes with strings.”

Early on when Trump was considering running for president in 2016, he courted Vander Plaats, who is considered influential with Christian conservatives in Iowa and commands the attention of the national political press.

“He invited my wife Darla and me to come to New York and he made sure we stayed with him and he’d be offended if we stayed with anyone with him. And he refused payment,” Vander Plaats said. “The problem is, it didn’t buy my endorsement. He can make a donation to Hillary Clinton and she will show up at his wedding. … They all do what he tells them what to do and the fact is it hasn’t worked with me.”

On Twitter, Trump followed up by tweeting Vander Plaats “begged me to do an event while asking organizers for $100,000 for himself – a bad guy!”

VanderPlaats replied “@realDonaldTrump you know that’s not true. I gave you an introduction and opportunity and you charged the guy $100K. May work in NY not IA.”

Vander Plaats said this latest public Twitter spat offers yet another example of how quickly Trump can turn on people. Trump lavishes praise until the person says or does something he doesn’t like, and then he badmouths them – including NBC’s Chuck Todd, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, pollster Frank Luntz, and the Iowa voters Trump called “stupid” when his poll numbers slipped, Vander Plaats said.

“He’s trying to discredit my endorsement. I’m sure he’s not happy,” Vander Plaats said. “I was warned about this by plenty of others – if you don’t endorse him, watch out.”

Vander Plaats said one of the last times Trump spoke to him, “He said, ‘I love you, I love your family. You have a great family.’ And he followed it up by saying any time I was in New York, I’d have a place to stay. Maybe he meant there was a bridge I could stay under.”

Before this election I’d never heard of Vander Plaats and I still know little to nothing about him. But that’s not the point. Vander Plaats himself doesn’t matter. It’s the way Trump treated him that matters to me.

If this recent relationship is indicative of how Trump will act when he’s in Washington, then those of you voting for him should know the kind of man you are electing.

And in all honesty he sounds like a crony. He’s all about winning and only loves the people helping him win.

And trust me, winning for Trump won’t end with this election. If he goes to Washington, ‘winning’ will include every part of his agenda and he will trash those who oppose him, just like he’s trashing Bob Vander Plaats now.


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