As others have said long before I did, if you don’t like something Donald Trump says, just wait five minutes and he’ll say the opposite. And it appears the Donald had done so yet again. But this time, he may have just alienated the entire ammosexual, redneck, gun totin’ base that so slavishly supports him.
Earlier today, Trump went on Twitter and sent out this message:
I will be meeting with the NRA, who has endorsed me, about not allowing people on the terrorist watch list, or the no fly list, to buy guns.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2016
The tweet was not well received among the troglodytes that compose the GOP base. Right-wing pundit Eric Erickson wrote:
“This year [Trump] got the NRA endorsement and he just threw them under the bus. Banning people on the terror watch list and no fly list are terrible ideas because the second amendment is a fundamental right.”
Others took to Twitter and blasted Trump:
Surprised that an authoritarian strongman is eager to take guns away without due process
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) June 15, 2016
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) June 15, 2016
Prepare for a lot of, "even Donald Trump accepts the need to ban gun sales to ppl on terror watch list" stories.#WellPlayed
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) June 15, 2016
The NRA gives Trump a uniquely early endorsement. He repays by supporting every Dem gun proposal post-Orlando.
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) June 15, 2016
Trump sides with Harry Reid vs gun rights. Raise your hand if this surprises you. https://t.co/tBCYhzSIYD
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) June 15, 2016
— Norsu (@Norsu2) June 15, 2016
And yet, at a debate earlier this year, Trump said he would never ever limit gun rights. In other words, he gave the company line just like the NRA wanted:
So my question to the Trumpites who think this moron is the greatest thing since sliced bread would be this: How ya like him now?