ACU’s Matt Schlapp On Reagan, Trump, and Socialism It’s no surprise the far-left led by Sen. Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Elizabeth Warren are trying to bring socialism to America. But, these liberals ignore the history of socialism’s evil and are ignorning the current human catastrophe in Venezuela caused by socialist policies. President Trump, much like President Ronald Reagan, has long said “socialism will never come to America.” In fact, as noted in the American Conservative Union’s newest book, Ronald Reagan at CPAC, President Trump sounds almost exactly like President Reagan. In a 1978 speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Reagan warned “Many [Latin American] nations have learned the cost of socialist experimentation…All suffered economic catastrophe.” Can President Trump learn from more CPAC speeches given by Ronald Reagan? How else does Trump echo Reagan’s call to action to the base of the conservative movement? What can Reagan’s battle against socialism teach us today as we fight the new socialist rise?
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