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Why I’m Co-Hosting a Trump Fundraiser

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024
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Unsurprisingly to those who follow this space, I plan to vote for Donald Trump in November. Not just that. This week, I’m co-hosting a fundraiser for him.

So, how precisely did a conservative who didn’t vote for the president in 2016 and didn’t support Donald Trump during the Republican primaries become a Trump donor? The answer is obvious: Donald Trump’s opponent is Joe Biden. And Joe Biden is the worst president of my lifetime.

Because Donald Trump is the nominee against Joe Biden, I won’t just vote for him. I’ll go into my own pocket to support him. Which is what I’m doing.

My calculus is simple: America was better off under Donald Trump than it is in under Joe Biden.

At home, America was safer and more prosperous. When Donald Trump was president, we did not have an open border. We were not flooding our country with at least 7 million illegal immigrants, overwhelming our cities, leaving our country wide open to the plague of Chinese- and Mexican drug cartel-backed fentanyl poisoning.

When Donald Trump was president, we did not have a president who tried to use the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to force 80 million Americans to take a vaccine or lose their jobs — and my company didn’t have to sue to stop it.

When Donald Trump was president, we did not have 40-year highs in inflation and decreasing real wages.

When Donald Trump was president, we did not have a federal attempt to teach children that boys can be girls and vice versa, or to force taxpayers to subsidize abortion, or to target religious institutions for the great crime of upholding traditional Judeo-Christian values.

When Donald Trump was president, we did not have an administration hell-bent on stymying the police in their attempts to fight crime, or an administration that values diversity and inclusion and wokeness above military readiness, all in the name of “equity.”

When Donald Trump was president, we did not have American businesses preparing to have their incomes robbed from them in the name of the biggest spending programs in American history.

When Donald Trump was president, we did not have unconstitutional attempts to simply wipe away student loan debt, or a Department of Justice dedicated to the targeting of political opposition.

When Donald Trump was president, the world was not on fire.

When Donald Trump was president, we did not cut and run in the face of 8th-century barbarians in Afghanistan, who blew up 13 American soldiers, hunted down our allies, and reestablished al-Qaida bases.

When Donald Trump was president, peace was breaking out in the Middle East between Arab nations and Israel, and Iran was in a box. We certainly didn’t have a multi-front hot war between Iranian proxies and American allies — or American soldiers directly — and we weren’t trying to pay billions in bribes to the Iranian mullahs.

When Donald Trump was president, we didn’t have war in Ukraine.

When Donald Trump was president, we didn’t have China threatening imminent blockade of Taiwan.

When Donald Trump was president, America was better off.

I’ll always be honest with you about Donald Trump. He wasn’t my first choice in the primaries; he’s a deeply flawed man. I’ve been open in my criticisms of Trump on both character and policy. And I’m not going to stop criticizing Donald Trump when I disagree with him. I always have, and I always will. That’s my job, and the job of all Americans.

But Donald Trump is the man standing between America and a second Joe Biden term. And a second Joe Biden term means America in dire, dire trouble.

It’s that simple.

It’s Trump or Biden.

Unlike in 2016, we don’t have to guess at what a Trump administration will be. And we don’t have to guess what a Biden administration will be either. We know. America cannot afford another Joe Biden term.

Or, perhaps more realistically, a Kamala Harris term.

Joe Biden is here to finish the job that Barack Obama started, of fundamentally transforming America into the image of the left. That cannot happen. That’s why I’m not just giving Donald Trump my vote, I’m giving him my money. Because this election matters. And Donald Trump must be the next president of the United States.

Ben Shapiro, 39, is a graduate of UCLA and Harvard Law School, host of “The Ben Shapiro Show,” and co-founder of Daily Wire+. He is a three-time New York Times bestselling author; his latest book is “The Authoritarian Moment: How The Left Weaponized America’s Institutions Against Dissent.”

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Lover of God and America!
Lover of God and America!
26 days ago

Thank you Ben!

Mark
Mark
25 days ago

Way to stand Gary;Just a bit on the Ms media; they do not get that they will have to give an account to the American people at large. Their job is priority to honesty, deceit trumps loyalty to the true Constitution; its a shame that will linger with them forever. To wake up and hear their lies; I almost can’t believe it , if they truly don’t know the truth then they are delinquent.

Gary J
Gary J
25 days ago

 It is true: Numerous conservatives are Never Trumpers.
To me, Donald J. Trump on his worst day is significantly less offensive than Mainstream Journalists on a regular day.
Consider the recent interview between the sleazy George S.and Nancy Mace where he repeatedly harassed her as a supporter of Trump before changing the topic to yet another self-righteous tirade about Jan.6.
In point of fact, George S.is a typical MSM bully who believes he can say ANYTHING and get away with it. He is part of a long procession of media Haters who have prospered by demonizing conservative political opponents and stoking the fire. These parasites financially gain from being American citizens as they trash every molecule of our American heritage.
They are nasty, 24/7. Think about it. George S., Joy Reid, Rachel Maddow, Keith Olbermann, Jim Acosta, Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Joy Behar and Jimmy Kimmel are some of the most vicious and vile specimens that America has ever produced.
Their greatest joy in life is to continually slander Donald Trump and ALL Trump supporters. They are trying their hardest to ignite a civil war. There are no limits to what they will say and do in order to pound their ideology into the conscience of every American.
These venomous bullies are in need of substantial pushback at the ballot box.
A vote for Donald Trump is a vote against the overaggressive and sadistic MSM.

Jerry
Jerry
26 days ago

When Trump was president, America did not surrender to the Taliban nor arm the Taliban with $85,000,000,000 in high tech weapons.

Martha
Martha
26 days ago

I know non of us are perfect so I will not say Pres Trump is flawed as we all are. But I thank Ben Shapiro for this post, and he does not mind I have saved to copy so when someone asks why I am voting for Pres Donald Trump for a 3rd time my anwers will be concise. Thank you again for making it simple for me! We love Shapiro’s show by the way! Wetoo, though not wealthy, middle class, plan to donate again. My husband said. If he was a billionairehe would pay-off that illegitamate fine with no expectation of payback or favors. Pres Trump isour BEST PRESIDENT EVER IN MY LIFETIME ( 64).

Donna
Donna
26 days ago

Glad to see you are supporting DJT for president, Ben. The “deeply flawed” comment could be applied to each of us, as we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Each of us is deeply flawed in the eyes of our Holy God Almighty the Creator of all things.

William W Robertson
William W Robertson
26 days ago

I wish EVERY Trump supporter would donate $20.00 to solely help fund his Legal fees. Especially to fund his Bail. We need a person like you, Ben to take charge of a grass roots movement like that.

Molly
Molly
22 days ago

What is your description of a ‘deeply’ flawed man? I’d like to know. For 50 yrs I can name tooo many men in the DC swamp whose character was appalling. I am reminded of John Newton, when I think of a real flawed man. Many support DJT, with his human flaws,cause he has a proven record of his LOVE for this nation and not just himSELF. Millions live this nation and will continue to support him,

Paul Filipowicz
Paul Filipowicz
26 days ago

Ben? How did you come up with your “ deeply flawed “ comment? I could not disagree more!

Bill
Bill
26 days ago

None of you want to see the big picture. All you want to do is be righter than the next person. With that kind of motivation support for DJT will fall through the cracks and Bizzaro Biden will eat ice cream on American’s dime for the next 4 years.

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