An Open Letter to Trump Supporters: He's Lied to You

Dear Trump Supporters:

We all know how "angry" you are, and that it's been that anger that Donald Trump has tapped into and exploited in order to win the Republican presidential nomination. But it's about time you turn all that anger towards the man who's been pulling the wool over your eyes ever since he entered the race. He's lied to you, he's used you, and now he's turning his back on you to get what he wants, which is all that Trump ever cares about: himself.

Let's start with campaign financing. You love Trump because he's "self-funded" and is therefore not beholden to lobbyists, special interests, big donors and corporations. It's been the hallmark of his campaign. And while he's spent about $40-million of his own money to win the nomination, fighting a general election war against Hillary Clinton will require upwards of $500-million. Trump himself believes he may need as much as $1.5 billion. Which is why he's recently sought the GOP's help with traditional fundraising. So much for self-funding. A huge broken promise.

How about his flip-flop on raising taxes on the rich? As the NY Times reported this week, Trump essentially now says 'Just kidding!' Taxes for the rich will actually go down under his plan. So much for taxing the rich. Another broken promise.

How about his flip-flop on raising the minimum wage? He went from "no" to "l'm looking at it and I haven't decided in terms of numbers. But I think that people have to get more." So much for not raising the minimum wage. Another broken promise.

How about his flip-flop on the Muslim ban? Trump originally teased you with "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on." But last week it was watered down to merely "a suggestion." So much for the ban. Another broken promise.

How about his flip-flop on releasing his tax returns before the election? That's because he doesn't want you to see how little taxes he pays, or that his effective tax rate is likely lower than yours! What if his charitable contributions show that he hasn't supported veterans like he says he has, or that he's donated to pro-choice and gun control organizations or to leading Democratic politicians? Would you think that's "none of your business," as Trump claimed last week? What if the returns show that he's not as rich and successful as he's claimed? Or that he's in debt up to his eyeballs. So much for seeing the tax returns. Another broken promise.

How about his opinion that transgender people should be able to use whichever bathroom they prefer? Hmmm...how's that one sitting with you social conservatives!?

And how about the way Trump has manipulated you into thinking he'll clamp down hard on trade deals and keep jobs in America, yet when it comes to his own pocketbook, he's shipped jobs overseas, and away from you, by having his suits and other apparel merchandise made by cheap labor in China, Mexico and elsewhere. So much for keeping jobs in America. Another broken promise.

Make no mistake: Donald Trump is a lying, flip-flopping, closet liberal and likely financial fraud who's used you to get the nomination and duped you into thinking he's someone that he's not. He's just another double-talking politician who promises one thing and does another. Who actually pretends to be someone else, as we learned last week in the fake publicist "John Miller" scandal, to promote his self-interests. Think about all that as you contemplate what to do on November 4th. Maybe that should get you angry.