On July 24, WND (“the world’s best-kept secret in Christian content and marketing”) published an op-ed by actor Chuck Norris in which he both voiced his strong support for Donald Trump’s candidacy and argued that a Hillary Clinton presidency would destroy America.
Indeed, near the close of the piece, Norris writes that if Clinton wins, she’ll fill the Supreme Court with justices whose “next decade of decisions will certainly dismantle or destroy what is left of our republic.”
And when Norris isn’t warning of the ruin a Clinton White House would bring, he’s offering a qualified admiration of and support for Trump.
See, while Norris supports Trump’s candidacy, it’s more so because he simply doesn’t support Clinton’s:
“There is no doubt about it: A ‘no’ vote for Trump is a vote for Hillary…I would like to encourage every Republican – whether establishment, moderate, liberal or conservative – to come together and unite for the good of our country. I’ll say it one more time: ‘We must all hang together, or most assuredly we will all hang separately.’”
To be sure, Norris’ screed — effectively an anti-Clinton invective merely marketed as a Trump endorsement — appears to have been inspired by his recent viewing of the new film Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.
Well timed to hit theaters amid both the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention, the film, although lambasted by critics, has generated substantial buzz and even cracked the top ten on the U.S. box office chart for this past weekend (quite a feat for a political documentary playing only in a third of the theaters that the major studio releases play in).
Norris’ piece begins with that film, then moves into a recounting of his past support for Mike Huckabee before segueing into some modest praise of Trump and finally ending on some more criticisms of Clinton.
Among all those Clinton criticisms, Norris only manages to say that Trump is “friendly and sincere,” that his detractors will be “pleasantly surprised when he becomes the leader of our country,” and that “Even the liberal media, with all of its bias against Trump, cannot say a negative thing about how much his children love him, and how much he loves his children.”
For what it’s worth, Norris’ assessment of Trump’s qualifications for the presidency go no further than that.
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