Several times over the past couple of weeks we've written about various Trump 'flip-flops' on several key issues that took center stage during the 2016 campaign (see: "Trump Flips On Five Core Campaign Promises In Under 24 Hours").
But, Trump's failure to take action to reverse Obama's "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" (DACA) executive order as well as his signature of a budget deal that excludes funding for a border wall was just more than the "Americans For Legal Immigration PAC" (ALIPAC) could handle. As such, William Gheen, President of ALIPAC and contributor to The Hill newspaper, has just penned a scathing letter withdrawing his organization's endorsement of Trump while noting, among other things, the following:
ALIPAC's announcement about Trump will be considered as a warning sign among many American patriots that we have been lied to, misled, and betrayed, and our warning will have far reaching implications for the Trump administration and his band of pro-Amnesty advisors and cabinet members.
The full letter can be reviewed below:
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ALIPAC's Open Letter Regarding Trump's Lost Endorsement
by William Gheen
May 2, 1017
We realize that today's press release announcing that ALIPAC is dropping our endorsement of Donald Trump (VIEW RELEASE) is likely to cause much concern and disappointment among Americans like us who oppose illegal immigration and Amnesty for illegals. We hope that this open letter will help answer some of your Frequently Asked Questions.
This is Not "Fake News"
While we certainly understand that after the heavy barrage of false and misleading claims made against Donald Trump over the last two years by liberal groups, activists, and members of the media, most Trump supporters are rightfully skeptical of any claims that would be damaging to Trump. That is not the case with ALIPAC's dropped endorsement, press release, or concerns.
We are reporting on Trump's real decisions and actions while in office, and these statements and deliberations are being made by Trump supporters and people who wanted Trump's promises to be real. We strive to be highly accurate at ALIPAC even if we must deliver news you don't want to hear or believe is true.
We are not "liberals"
While there are many liberals that support ALIPAC's mission to save every American job, tax resource, and life we can from the perils of illegal immigration, we are not a "liberal" group. Many liberals in the media and politics are highly subjective and prone to making false and exaggerated claims on a regular basis. At ALIPAC, we pride ourselves on our adherence to the truth and it is through the power of truth that we have prevailed in many battles against those forcing illegal immigration upon us all.
While Americans for Legal Immigration PAC prides ourselves on our support from Americans of all backgrounds, races, ages, and walks of life, the largest segment of our group's supporters would be accurately described as conservatives, most vote Republican, and all are true American patriots.
We represent an important part of Trump's base of support that is leaving the "Trump Train" because of President Trump's broken promises on his most important powerful issue: illegal immigration.
Democrats, Congress, & Courts are NOT Preventing Trump from keeping these promises!
Many people are trying to make excuses for Trump claiming that Congress is stopping him or the courts will stop him. On the issue of DACA Amnesty, only Trump could end that program as he promised to do day #1 and there is nothing Congress or the courts could do to stop him because DACA is not a law! DACA Amnesty was created by Obama out of thin air using memos!
Trump could also easily end refugee resettlement programs through memos and Executive Orders but he is not doing what he promised.
The problem with the issues ALIPAC is using to rate Donald Trump and end his endorsement by our group are NOT being caused by courts, Democrats, or Congress!
The Power of ALIPAC's Endorsements
While ALIPAC has always been a small budget operation, our ability to influence elections, legislation, and policies has been based on our extensive volunteer support. ALIPAC volunteers are Americans whom we have organized since 9/11/2004 who care deeply about America's future. Our past contributions and accomplishments are the reason amnesty has been defeated in Congress at least five times in the last ten years.
And while we do not have the funds that the open borders groups and industries like the US Chamber of Commerce have, our predictions have been highly accurate. ALIPAC has often been the first organization to lead the charge into burning buildings and the first to run out and warn others of impending collapse, so to speak.
While we may be one of the first groups representing Trump's base on immigration issues to leave the fold, we won't be the last. ALIPAC's announcement about Trump will be considered as a warning sign among many American patriots that we have been lied to, misled, and betrayed, and our warning will have far reaching implications for the Trump administration and his band of pro-Amnesty advisors and cabinet members.
Don't Blame the ALIPAC Messenger, Blame Trump
In anticipation of many nastigrams from Trump supporters, we'd like you to consider that ALIPAC dropping our endorsement is something we must do because our organization does not support illegal immigrant amnesty supporters.
Donald Trump's continuation of Obama's DACA Amnesty and his support for dangerous refugee resettlement efforts that he campaigned against makes him both a hypocrite and a politician we would oppose instead of supporting.
Those decisions were Donald Trump's and he made them, so if you are upset with the message we are sending, please don't "shoot the messenger." You should contact Donald Trump with your complaints as we have been doing for the last 100 days to no avail. ALIPAC activists have done all in our power and reached out to Trump every way we can think of. From calling the White House, sending letters, and calling members of Congress, to sending messages towards Trump on social media, we've done all we can to ask him to honor the campaign promises he made.
We are not anti-Trump socialists. We are Trump supporters who are reducing, ending, or revoking our support because of Trump's broken promises.
Keeping An Important Promise
When ALIPAC endorsed Donald Trump when he needed help at a critical time in the GOP primary, we lost about 25% of our donors because they did not trust Trump or they supported Ted Cruz.
We took a big, almost organization-ending hit to support Trump.
At that time, I received many e-mails and calls asking me if I trusted Donald Trump.
I explained that our endorsement was based on Trump taking the lead on our issues and even using many of the statements we've made to the public over the years. We made it clear our goal was to support the Americans who were supporting Trump more than the man himself.
I pointed out that I did not know Donald Trump personally, received no benefits from endorsing him, and that since Trump had no history fighting illegal immigration prior to his run for President, we could not evaluate his integrity on these promises.
But I did promise everyone who wrote to me that if Donald Trump broke any of his important promises about illegal immigration that I would be among the first Americans to stand up and hold him accountable.
So today, I am honoring my promise to hold Donald Trump accountable for his promises.
He is failing to honor his promises and we are now picking up reports that he may be trying to pass an immigration reform amnesty bill soon just like his predecessors Obama and Bush!
So as a way to increase pressure on Donald Trump even further we are dropping our endorsement.
Donald Trump has violated his campaign promises, the US Constitution, and his oath of office to protect and defend our Constitution by giving DACA Amnesty to illegals without the corresponding legislation that would have had to pass for that to take place.
Preparing to Battle Amnesty Legislation Once Again
At this time due to the numerous signals we are receiving including the pro-Amnesty comments by Trump's media affairs director and spokeswoman Helen Aguirre Ferre (Listen to Interview), we need to drop our endorsement of Trump and begin preparing a new American defense against Amnesty.
It appears that despite his emphatic and bombastic campaign rhetoric, Trump is on the same "Secure the Borders First" Amnesty plan that has been supported by notorious amnesty backers like John McCain, Paul Ryan, the Gang of Eight, Jeb and GW Bush, and Obama!
ALIPAC has accurately warned Americans that "Secure The Borders First" rhetoric from Republicans means Secure the Borders Never and has been in practice for awhile now among pro-Amnesty Republicans like Rep. Michael McCaul! (View Details)
It has been ALIPAC strategies that have led the way stopping that kind of border and nation destroying legislation in DC several times before. So at this time we hope you will understand why we are dropping our endorsements and we hope you will join our e-mail alerts at www.ALIPAC.us as we prepare to fight Donald Trump's amnesty legislation expected to arise as early as this summer!
Please contact me directly at WilliamG@alipac.us or at (919) 787-6009 if I can provide you with any further information or explanation regarding ALIPAC dropping our endorsement of Donald Trump and our next steps in the fight to save America from the planned illegal immigration overthrow of our elections and nation.