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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Donald Trump at the funeral of conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly

In 1972

A Conservative Warrior

  • Schlafly came at politics from a Conservative Social Warrior point of view while I lean libertarian. But one has to admire her guts to take on the powers that be and not back down.

(Breitbart)  -  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump paid his respects on Saturday at the funeral of  conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly, 92, who passed away this week. 
“We are here today to honor the life and legacy of a truly great American patriot,” Trump told attendees of Schlafly’s funeral mass on Saturday afternoon. “A movement has lost its hero.”
Prior to delivering his remarks, Trump met privately with the Archbishop in the adjoining chapel where Schlafly was married in 1949. He then met with the Schlafly family to express his condolences.
Trump was joined by his wife Melania, campaign manager Kellyanne Conway,deputy campaign manager David Bossie, and campaign CEO Stephen K. Bannon. 

Trump was introduced by Schlafly’s son, Andy Schlafly, who told attendees that his mother is “grinning from ear-to-ear from heaven” at the “honor” of having Donald Trump speak at her funeral.
“My mother enjoyed immensely watching his rise to the top, to the pinnacle [of the Republican presidential primary],” Schlafly’s son said. “She saw in him the embodiment of her classic work that she wrote in 1964, A Choice Not An Echo. As she was telling me last year, this person [i.e. Trump] is the choice, not an echo.
“My mother is thrilled and delighted that this distinguished guest would grace her by speaking at her funeral.” Schlafly added. “She is grinning from ear-to-ear with what we are about to see.”
Schlafly’s son noted that when the campaign reached out to his family to discuss attending her funeral, “the campaign was very careful. They said they wanted to make sure they weren’t disruptive. And I thought to myself politics were never disruptive to Phyllis Schlafly [Schlafly’s son and the crowd laugh]… Thank you so much, Mr. Trump, for taking the time to come and speak at our mother’s funeral.”
Trump was welcomed by the mass attendees with a standing ovation.
The Republican nominee began by offering his “deepest and heartfelt condolences to her six wonderful children whom she loved so much… her sixteen grandchildren, and her three great grandchildren.”
“You have lost a mother, an amazing woman. And our county has lost a true patriot,” Trump said. “Phyllis was a strong, proud, and fierce warrior. That’s what she was. She was a warrior. And she was a warrior for the country, which she loved so much… To borrow a phrase from a great poet, Phyllis was that strength which in all days moved heaven and earth.”
“This incredible woman has been active in American politics for one quarter of American history– one quarter of American history and at the top,” Trump added. “She was the ultimate happy warrior. Always smiling. But, boy, could she be tough [chuckles from the audience]. We all know that. And in all of her battles, she never strayed from one guiding principle: she was for America, and it was always, always America first. People have forgotten that nowadays. For Phyllis, it was America first.”
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