The hashtag #NeverTrump was trending all week and it provided some great succinct anti-Trump arguments.
First of all, from the candidates themsevles:
Cruz focused on his tax returns …
As @MittRomney observed, @realDonaldTrump seeming terrified to release his tax returns suggests there’s a bombshellhttps://t.co/Ala79j99Bw
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 28, 2016
Marco Rubio helpfully summed him up …
#TwoWordTrump: Con Artist.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) March 2, 2016
But there was also bipartisan criticism:
Trump’s authoritarianism draws equally from the wacko right and wacko left: https://t.co/ySdMiv3VWr pic.twitter.com/AZALeKpXkU
— Slate (@Slate) March 4, 2016
There were journalistic fact-checkers:
.@FortuneMagazine to Trump: Actually, you don’t run a Fortune 500 company https://t.co/rXotH7qrM3 pic.twitter.com/7x7E34PUD0
— The Hill (@thehill) March 4, 2016
I’m not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing, but Charlie Sheen waxed eloquent as he turned against Trump.
“A farce or comedy is best played; a tragedy is best read at home”
— Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) February 27, 2016
Bill Kristol is a wise man, and I wish his suggestion would be taken up:
The Trump normalizers and enablers should watch last night’s debate, look in the mirror, and say, yes, I can support that man for president.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) March 4, 2016
Trump seems primed to flip-fop on Planned Parenthood.
.@realDonaldTrump just defended Planned Parenthood, but says he would still defund it. #GOPDebate pic.twitter.com/UL9dHUH5po
— Newsy (@NewsyVideos) February 26, 2016
Flip-flops killed Kerry. But will they even dent Trump?
Trump Now Wants MORE Guest Workers: ‘I Changed My Mind’ https://t.co/igWoj1yYWO pic.twitter.com/zE1c0FxmQ7
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 4, 2016
He is both bizarrely pro-war crimes and anti-life at the same time. Will Catholics care?
.@realDonaldTrump doubles down on forcing military to kill families of targets. “They’ll do as I tell them.” Including children? #GOPDebate
— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) March 4, 2016
Jonah Goldberg remembers …
I’m old enough to remember when a presidential frontrunner vowing to tell the military he will force them to break the law was newsy.
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) March 4, 2016
This ought to be an anti-Trump sentiment. But do voters think it is pro-Trump?
Scenes from #CPAC2016 pic.twitter.com/W048hnuRLl
— Peter Wolfgang (@Peter_Wolfgang) March 3, 2016
Many longed for a dream candidate to take out Trump. One tweet painted the picture:
CRUBIO! (hat tip @terri_rupar) pic.twitter.com/uQUpr4iZDK
— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) March 2, 2016
Trump, meanwhile, was comparing himself to Mahatma Gandhi:
#Trump2016 #TrumpInstagram: https://t.co/tzHtny48nQ pic.twitter.com/BpKZcISeKi
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 29, 2016
Senator Ben Sasse, R-Neb., has become a leading anti-Trump voice. His post is a good way to end this …
Open Letter to Trump Supporters:https://t.co/yUNSZTqlg6
Good night. Signing off,
Gym Rat. https://t.co/xezYe5gszo
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) February 29, 2016