Gary Varvel: “I Was Wrong About Trump”

Conservative editorial cartoonist Gary Varvel, like so many others, didn’t take Donald Trump seriously.

In this braggadocios “I’m the greatest” culture, Trump became the Muhammad Ali of politicians. His claims of, “I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created,” “I’m really rich,” “I’m very highly educated,” “I’m the best (fill in the blank)” stretched credulity but was certainly entertaining.

But candidate Trump did hit on the conservative concerns.

Trump identified the problems and fixes. His political promises were simple, repeated often and easily remembered — build the wall, repeal and replace Obamacare, cut taxes, destroy ISIS, renegotiate better trade deals and make America great again.

And then, surprisingly,…

He started keeping those promises.


Gary, for the Indianapolis Star, details his road to being a Trumpster.

The column is also available in other Gannett venues.