At a rally in Clemson, South Carolina on Wednesday night, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump came out in favor of the controversial Common Core. A mere two weeks ago, Trump said he would end Common Core, making this statement a major flip-flop on education policy.
A tweet posted by @MrJoshPerry reveals Trump’s new-found stance on the Common Core. In the video, Trump says, “We are going to do something special… Common Core, we’re going to keep.”
Just two weeks ago, Trump posted a video on Facebook exclaiming, “Common core is a total disaster. We can’t let it continue.”
Trump has been a front-runner throughout the 2016 Republican primary for telling it like it is. But how can he tell it like it is when he does not even know what he believes?
This changed stance could impact the future of Trump’s campaign. In a 2015 CPAC poll, 58% of people polled said that thy could not vote for a candidate who supported Common Core. Furthermore, according to CNS News, only 37% of Republicans support Common Core.
Not only is the stance itself a bad call for Trump, but also his notorious in-your-face rhetoric is greatly downgraded when it is accompanied by a person who forgets he is actually a donkey in elephants clothing.
Moments after this article was published, Mr. Trump tweeted the following: