This is not how you "Make America Great Again." We need honesty and transparency. This is not it.

I have to say that I'm supremely disappointed that some conservatives have reached out to me to ask me, in essence, to "please shut up." The argument is always the same from each of them--that Trump is our only hope (for who else will save us?), and that any criticism of him only benefits Democrats. 

Frankly, I'm sick to death of that argument. If we want elected officials who truly work for the people, then we have to stop making excuses for them when we shouldn't and we have to stop lowering the bar. If Trump does prove to be the only option that conservatives have, then we owe it to ourselves to at least do our part to make him the best candidate possible by demanding that he be more honest with us than he has been at times in the past.

So the title of my video is obviously meant to be tongue-in-cheek. But I'm not kidding when I say that I would not be surprised if "Trump-phobia" began trending. I can remember when conservatives used to make fun of those on the left who equate the word "phobia" with the word "hate," and who--because they do not want to engage in an actual conversation--will hurl such insults at a person and then run away.

Sadly, this is what many Trump supporters have begun to resort to as well. I haven't actually been called "Trump-phobic" yet, but I have many times of late been met with the equivalent label of being a "Trump hater." I'm not. But, as I have always said, running for office is a job interview, and if Trump is applying once again for the job of POTUS, then it is reasonable and right for us to interview the man and expect some answers from him. That's what I'm doing, because I think it is the smart and responsible thing for voters to do--no matter who the candidate is.

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