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‘Never Trumper’ Joel C. Rosenberg Reverses Decision and Chooses Trump: ‘Hillary Must be Stopped’

Christian author Joel C. Rosenberg, who previously said he could never vote for Trump, announced that he has decided to vote for the Republican presidential nominee.
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Christian author Joel C. Rosenberg, who is known to be a "never Trumper," surprisingly announced that he has decided to vote for Donald Trump.

Rosenberg explained his decision in a blog, saying it was not easy for him to arrive at his choice and that it took "much prayer and soul searching."

"Rather, it has been a matter of intense examination of the candidates and party platforms, studying the Scriptures (particularly I Samuel 8-12 ... ), and listening to many thoughtful voices in the debate," he wrote.

Rosenberg wrote in January that he could never vote for Trump, whom he often criticized for lack of experience, rough language and "flip-flopping" stand on issues. He admitted he had hoped Trump would not make it in the primaries or that he would drop out of the race.

He also said the U.S. needs a Josiah right now (referring to King Josiah in the Bible), and Trump definitely did not fit that profile because he was more of a Sampson or a King Saul. He said Trump would be a "catastrophe" if he should get elected.

"I have to be honest with my readers about the enormous threat Mr. Trump poses to all that we hold dear," Rosenberg wrote. "His arrogance, narcissism, greed and lack of respect for women, minorities, and anyone who disagrees with him disqualifies him to be President of the United States."

He went on to list 32 reasons why Trump would be a catastrophe for America.

However, an "internal battle on conflicting convictions" has forced him to face the crux of the matter: he could never support Hillary.

"Hillary Clinton must never be elected President under any circumstances. She must be stopped," Rosenberg said. "As I have written, she would be an absolute catastrophe for America. Should she be elected and the Democratic Platform enacted, this dynamic would accelerate the country towards divine judgment and implosion."

Rosenberg said the FBI's reopening of the criminal investigation on Clinton made him see the "gravity" of what has been going on. He added that having Clinton as president could result in a "constitutional crisis."

"Aside from criminality, Hillary is the most corrupt and flawed candidate ever to run on a major party ticket for President," Rosenberg said. "Americans are exhausted by the culture of corruption and scandal that perennially surrounds the Clintons. Four more years would distract us from tackling the serious challenges facing the American people."

Rosenberg also expressed concern regarding radical Islam's threat to the U.S. and the fact that neither Clinton nor Pres. Barack Obama acknowledged it to this day.

"We're in a strange moment where Hillary Clinton has the most foreign policy experience, but her judgment on the key foreign policy issues - especially radical - Islam is horrible," Rosenberg said. "What's stunning is that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama absolutely refuse to define the threat to Americans and our allies as radical Islam. The president of course for seven and a half years absolutely refused to use the term radical Islam." 

Rosenberg is not the only one who has reversed his support from Clinton to Trump just a few days before election. Douglas Schoen, a long-term Democrat pollster and political strategist, surprised everyone when he publicly announced he would not vote for Clinton because a Clinton presidency could result in a constitutional crisis. 

"It will be very difficult, if not impossible, for me to vote for Hillary Clinton on November 8," Schoen wrote in an article for Fox News. "There will be no goodwill or honeymoon period for Clinton. Her first 100-days agenda will take a backseat to partisan divisions and polarization with little chance of constructive legislative action occurring."

"I still share her worldview and am much closer to her approach to policies than I am to Donald Trump. That said, with America facing a potential constitutional crisis after her election, I am not able, under the circumstances we are now facing, to vote for Secretary Clinton," Schoen concluded.

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