Persuasive Essay On Ronald Reagan

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Republican Presidential nominee hopeful Donald Trump made the rounds of the Sunday morning political shows this week, bringing his patented brand of mud-slinging, political spin with him. NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd immediately put Donald Trump on the defensive by airing a new Ted Cruz ad. The ad accuses Trump of using eminent domain to at powerful business connections to "bulldoze the home of an elderly widow". The ad claims that Donald Trump won 't change the system because he 's what 's wrong with it. Trump denied the claims made by the ad. "I have to tell you his ad is wrong, because I never knocked down that house. I wanted to get that house to build a major building that would have employed tremendous numbers of people, but then the woman didn 't want to sell,…show more content…
As the interview continued, Donald Trump compared himself to former President Ronald Regan, saying that Regan started as a Democrat and eventually became a conservative Republican. "And what I say to people is this: Ronald Reagan. He was a somewhat liberal Democrat, and over the years, he evolved and he became fairly conservative. Not overly, a fairly conservative Republican...But I use the term Ronald Reagan, I use the name Ronald Reagan, and that 's pretty good to me." By evoking the name Ronald Regan, Donald Trump may have opened himself to more criticism. Aside from his dismissive and often ugly rhetoric, critics often accuse Trump of being too politically inexperienced for the presidency. While Regan was a Democrat in his youth, he 'd been a Republican for nearly 20 years by the time he became governor of California. By the time he was elected president in 1980, Ronald Regan had been an active Republican politician for 14 years. By contrast, Donald Trump has refused to answer questions about when he joined the Republican party and has never been elected to public office. The Washington Post estimates that, based on his campaign donations, Donald Trump has been a
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