Tea Party activist Bill Hennessy chronicled his transition from Donald Trump opposition to Trump supporter in the book Turning on Trump and shared some of his insights withBreitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon Wednesday.
“I started off very anti-Trump,” said Hennessy, “and over the course of the primary season, I did a complete one-eighty.”
Hennessy called the so-called Never Trump movement “silly,” adding, “You can’t really be Never Trump and Never Hillary. One of the two will be the next President of the United States.” Hennessy sees Trump as the more anti-establishment and conservative choice.
Concluded Hennessy, “If you’re trying to play this cutesy game–I’m being true to some principles that allows me to do things that throw the election to Hillary Clinton–you’re going to bear responsibility for what she does.”
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I sent one email to Jamie Allman. He’s such a great guy, he invited me on two of his shows. Probably not because of me, but because of the subject of Turning On Trump. Still, it’s an honor. Thank you, Jamie.
If you’re as curious about Turning On Trump as Jamie Allman is, listen to his show on 97.1 FM Tuesday, July 5 at 7:20 a.m. We’ll wait while you make a note to listen.
But I have to warn you, I’ll probably totally screw up that interview. And Jamie knows it. So, just to be safe, tune in to The Allman Report on ABC Channel 30 at 5:00 and 10:00 on Thursday, July 7. Be warned, though, I could screw up this interview, too. I screw up a lot.
Go ahead and write that time and date down, too. We’re patient.
Because I screw up so many interviews (just ask Mark Reardon on KMOX) your best best bet is to buy the book Turning On Trump the second it hits Amazon. You’ll be glad you did. At least my friend Christina Botteri thinks you’ll love it. This is what she wrote:
Your next must-read – Turning on Trump is the raw, uncensored diary of a God-fearing, Tea-Partying, Conservative making sense out of the historic Republican primary of 2016.
Turning on Trump tells the amazing story of how a God-fearing, Tea-Partying, Constitution-loving, Intellectual, Conservative, Navy Veteran went from rooting for the cool-and-collected underdog Ben Carson to a full-throated endorsement of Republican newcomer, Donald Trump.
Turning on Trump is the perfect book for your favorite NeverTrumpers.
Carl Sagan described writing as real-life magic. Combinations of squiggles on a page have the ability to transport readers across space and time into nothing less than into the mind of another person. Bill took me right back to the beginning of the tumultuous Republican primary process 2015, to travel with him through the months, sharing is frustrations, struggles, confessions, and realizations. This is a GREAT read.
The cringeworthy crowd of candidates; the dread of Jeb; the outrage-turned-understanding of Trump – Bill Hennessy took me with him through it all in his contemporaneous account of the historic Republican Campaigns and Primary of 2016. Fantastic!
–Christina Botteri, Founding member of the Nationwide Chicago Tea Party
Here you are, looking at your device, reading these words, and trying to figure out the Trump thing. Or maybe you’ve figured it out, but you want to know how people like you think about it. Or maybe you’re all-in for Trump, but you need help talking to your friends or family about your Trumpism. You might be thinking this book is for you. Or someone you know well.
Probably, you, like me, thought America lost its mind last year when Donald Trump led all the polls in August and September. You probably, like me, wondered why people would buy this guy’s story. And very probably, you, like me, struggled with how to deal with the whole Trump phenomenon. Even if you were onboard with Trump day one, you probably can use some powerful logic to bolster your arguments, right?
I’m Bill Hennessy, co-founder of the St. Louis Tea Party Coalition and author of five books beginning with The Conservative Manifesto in 1993. The Conservative Manifesto was a featured alternate selection of the Conservative Book Club twice in 1994. I’ve been a guest on Neil Caputo, Glenn Beck, and The Kudlow Report. And I’ve been accused of “selling out.”
Turning On Trump chronicles the sordid tales of that “sell-out.” Which wasn’t a sell-out at all, but a needed realization of what’s most important right now for America’s survival. It’s the real-time account of a dyed-in-the-wool conservative turning around on Trump. And some people say it’s “the ultimate political mea culpa.”
Turning On Trump has some very emotional moments that you’ll relate to, too, like the storyline of your favorite movie. I came under heavy fire from friends and family when I began to think differently about Donald Trump. You might have experienced this yourself, didn’t you? It’s painful to feel like you’re letting people down, and it’s terrible to think you can’t make them see what you see, isn’t it?
I pulled together these stories from my blog, HennessysView.com, to help you see what I saw at the turning. I want to reassure you that, however you feel about Trump, you’re right in one way or another. If you can’t see yourself voting for Trump yet, it’s not your fault. Many in the ruling class and the media want you to feel that way, and they’re very good at making you feel what they want you to feel. We’ve all gone through it one time or another. Those mainstream media folks are effective, even on us, are they not?
Leaders adapt principles to circumstances.
–General George S. Patton
But if you’re reading this now, you know you’re open to overcoming those feelings that hold you back from thinking differently. I was there, too. And I’m here now with Turning on Trump to make your life better, to align your big principles with the principles that will save our Supreme Court from three to five hard-left replacements favored by Crooked Hillary. (I really, really like Donald Trump’s list of Supreme Court nominees, don’t you? Even if you’re not there yet on Trump, his Heritage Foundation list of appointments is stellar, you probably agree.)
I hope you’ll buy and read Turning On Trump for fun and for information. And you might want to buy an extra copy or two to give to friends who just can’t see the truth yet. They will. They’ll turn around. And you can help by buying them a copy of Turning On Trump. It’s the very best way to deal with the Trump phenomenon right now.