Conservative Magazine ‘National Review’ Covers Firm Opposition of Donald Trump


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National Review magazine, a publication that helped start the modern conservative movement, focused its issue on condemning Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The magazine’s headline, “Against Trump,” gives readers of the publication an idea of what content will follow. Contributing writers take a firm stance against the real estate mogul, stating, he is a “menace to American conservatism who would take the work of generations and trample it underfoot in behalf of a populism as heedless and crude as the Donald himself.”

Another wrote Trump is “philosophically unmoored political opportunist who would trash the broad conservative ideological consensus within the GOP in favor of a free-floating populism with strong-man overtones.”

The magazine criticizes Trump on a number of issues such as gun control, taxes and immigration. Editors wrote, “In one Republican debate he clearly had no idea what’s in that plan and advocated increased legal immigration, which is completely at odds with it.”

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The magazine also encompasses essays written by 22 conservative leaders who offered their own reasons for opposing Trump’s candidacy.

Trump took to social media to respond to critics stating in part, “Very few people read the National Review because it only knows how to criticize, but not how to lead.”