Chaffetz flip-flops on reputation of Trump

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Chaffetz flip-flops on reputation of Trump


Well, so much for Utah values.  After the Washington Post revealed Trump’s 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape with Billy Bush, Utah Politicians like Gov. Gary Herbert (who was the first elected Utah official to pull his endorsement from Donald Trump), Sen. Mike Lee, Reps. Jason Chaffetz, Chris Stewart and Mia Love, and former Gov. Jon Huntsman all called for Trump to abandon his campaign.

Lee, (who’s in a re-election race, has been floated as a possible Supreme Court pick by Trump,) said that he could not and would not support Donald Trump.  And, of course, Sen. Orrin Hatch, who has little opinion about anything, scolded Donald Trump, but would not pull his endorsement.

However, Jason Chaffetz has set the record for FLIP-FLOPPING, after claiming the day the tape was released: “I’m out! I can no longer in good conscience endorse this person for president.”  Chaffetz went on to say, that he couldn’t look his 15-year-old daughter in the eye and talk about what the GOP presidential nominee said: “It is some of the most abhorrent and offensive comments that you can possibly imagine.”

We can only assume that Chaffetz recent flip-flop support is done to prioritize and protect his future political aspirations, ie… To become the Speaker of the House.   And Jason, What is a vote if not an Endorsement.  So much for Jason’s 15 year old daughter.

Utah Values Aside, in an effort to protect their political careers, now support Donald Trump.

Although the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints declined to weigh in on the issue, the church-owned Deseret News newspaper published a scathing editorial calling for Trump to step aside.

“What oozes from this audio is evil,” the paper wrote. “Nor is this an isolated incident. His reprehensible sexual speech confirms troubling reports and outrageous outbursts that have dogged his campaign from the beginning.”

HOPEFULLY, Utah history will remember which Republicans flunked the Trump test.




Linda Nielsen,





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