Donald Trump has virtues along with his vices, but being a Republican is not one of them. He has mostly been a registered Democrat, he says he agrees with the Democrats on most issues, he has contributed primarily to Democratic candidates, he has praised Hillary Clinton lavishly while viciously slandering George W. Bush. Many things Trump may be, but a Republican is not one of them, nor a conservative, either–not until it became convenient for him to call himself a Republican in the current presidential race. He is the most glaring example in recent times of a candidate who is a Republican in name only.
Michael Ramirez nails the Trump phenomenon: for better or worse, he is not a politician. But he isn’t a Republican or a conservative either: