Ben Shapiro: I did not vote for Trump in 2016…I am voting for him in 2020!


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Thank you Ben!

Finally….he has seen the light!

The sign of an intelligent person is when they can objectively take in a bunch of information and change their mind when new information shows they may have been wrong in the past.

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It's a sign of intelligence and a sign of maturity.

And Ben Shapiro just made the intelligent choice….DONALD J. TRUMP!

In addition to the great news, I thought his analysis was excellent, so please take the time to watch this short video where he explains WHY he's changed his mind.

Enjoy:

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Conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro has made a name for himself ever since, at age 17, he became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the U.S. These days, Ben is the editor-in-chief for The Daily Wire, hosts The Ben Shapiro Show, and writes columns for Newsweek and Creators Syndicate.

The former Breitbart News editor-at-large was vocal about not voting for Trump in 2016 — so plenty of people are wondering about his voting plans for 2020. Is Ben Shapiro a Trump supporter?

Ben Shapiro did not vote for Trump in 2016.

Ben was among a subset of Republicans who publicly criticized Donald Trump's candidacy the first time around; he actually supported Ted Cruz during the 2016 presidential election. When it came time to cast his ballot, he voted for neither for Trump nor for Hillary Clinton.

He even resigned from his Breitbart position when the publication's management refused to support its report, Michelle Fields, during a dispute with Trump's then campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski.

Is Ben Shapiro a Trump supporter?

Since Trump was elected president, Ben seems to have gradually changed his tone about the controversial POTUS. Although he disagrees with how Trump approaches certain things, Ben seems to mostly agree with Trump's policy.

In October 2018, he criticized Trump's villainization of the press via Twitter, writing, "This 'enemy of the people' stuff has to stop, but it won't."

In April 2019, Ben gave both positive and negative feedback about Trump's presidential performance. "So defending the basic idea that America is good is certainly a positive thing, and that's something President Trump has done," he told Hill.TV. "The sort of divisive way in which he has done it is not nearly as helpful, I think."

"The truth is, I think that President Trump in terms of the philosophy is basically [in] a holding pattern," he continued. "I don't think that he is pushing back forcefully in terms of the philosophies of Western civilization, he just doesn't really know enough to speak deeply to these principles."

Ben added, "On policy, obviously, he's doing a lot to push back against leftism, and I think that's great, I mean I like President Trump on policy a lot, but in terms of the educational mission, he's I just don't think qualified to really speak to the foundations of Western civilization."

Ben Shapiro plans to vote for Trump in 2020.

By June 2020, Ben revealed his thoughts on the outcome of the 2020 election, as well as for whom he planned on voting.

"I think that a lot of Republicans will end up coming home, right. A lot of Republicans will say, 'Hey listen, at least it ain't gonna be Biden,'" he said on The Ben Shapiro Show. "But are people, like, pumped to go to the polls? Is the enthusiasm super high? I would say not."

Shapiro recently wrote this OpEd for Fox News:

Joe Biden is a terrible candidate.

He is 77 years old; he is incoherent; he has called a "lid" every other day of his campaign to avoid serious questioning. His running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., is so unpopular that she dropped out of the Democratic primaries before they even reached her home state. The Biden-Harris campaign is absolutely lackluster.

And according to national polling, Biden is leading incumbent President Donald Trump by up to 16 points. In the RealClearPolitics polling average, Trump is trailing Biden in every single swing state. Were the election held today, by the RealClearPolitics statistics, Biden would win 375 electoral votes, picking up states including North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

How is this happening? How did a doddering fool, a career politician mostly famous for his incurable logorrhea, end up in the catbird seat one month before the 2020 election?

The answer is simple: Joe Biden understands the nature of this election. Donald Trump simply does not.

To understand this election does not require a graduate course in political science: If the election is a referendum on President Trump, he will lose; if the election is a referendum on Joe Biden, he will lose. Trump is personally unpopular by every poll metric, and he has been consistently unpopular for years, but he was still able to win in 2016 because Hillary Clinton was even less popular. The same could have held true here.

After all, Biden has opened himself wide to serious questioning. He has repeatedly refused to state whether he is in favor of ending the Senate filibuster, adding new states and packing the Supreme Court, calling such questions distractions; he has refused to condemn the antifa movement; he has soft-pedaled Black Lives Matter violence in America's major cities; he has put forward the most left-wing platform in American history, according to communist fellow traveler Bernie Sanders.

But Biden hasn't answered a single serious question. He has been able to avoid nearly all questions by pointing at his opponent. Biden hasn't just run a lackluster campaign; he hasn't run any campaign. He hasn't even walked a campaign. He has essentially grown into his couch in his Delaware basement, getting out only long enough to stand in front of an empty field or answer a few softball questions from a friendly pseudo-journalist.

That's not just because the media hate Trump and sycophantically massage Biden, though they do. It's because Trump himself steadfastly refuses to recognize the central issue of the campaign: his own centrality.

Trump loves being the center of attention, and he simply refuses to cede the spotlight. Every day is a new spectacle in Trumpland, from descending in Marine One onto the White House lawn amid dramatic music to reenter quarantine to tweeting incessantly about the latest news of the day. The media hang on Trump's every word, and he appears to love that.

But that symbiotic relationship between Trump and the media puts Trump at a dramatic disadvantage. The more people think about Trump, the less they want to.

In 2016, the "Access Hollywood" tape unintentionally relegated Trump to the sidelines in the last days of the campaign, freeing the way for then-FBI Director James Comey to put the spotlight squarely on Hillary Clinton's emails -- and Trump won.



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