Mark Bauerlein's Statement Of Support

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Why Professor Mark Bauerlein supports Donald Trump?
An English professor at Emory University, Mark Bauerlein, spent two and a half years working in the George W. Bush administration and, later, voted for Barack Obama in 2008. Now Bauerlein, one of the most vocal conservative academics, is one of the few in the profession openly supporting Donald Trump. He's one of 150 academics and other writers who have put their names on a letter of support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, although the Scholars and Writers for America list includes many signatures of those from outside the traditional academy. Frank Buckley, a Foundation Professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, said he and other
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Joshua Dunn, chair of the department of political science at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, said “even many who have signed the letter may not be terribly enthusiastic about Trump.” "Instead they're afraid of a Clinton presidency, so they kind of regard him as the least worst option for this election," he said. Editor Rusty Reno and senior editor Mark Bauerlein discuss their signing of “Scholars & Writers for America,” a statement of support for Donald Trump. Why do they support Trump? And why did they decide to publicize their support? And does this mean that First Things is endorsing Trump?
“Donald Trump is the only Republican candidate who seems to have any inclination to act strictly in America’s interest. More importantly, he is the only Republican candidate who is willing to even address the problem. Trump may not have been right to say that we need to stop letting more Muslims into the country or, at least, examine the issue, but he wasn’t crazy to suggest it either”.
He has self-described himself as an "educational conservative", while he socially and politically identifies as being "pretty liberal and
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