"Who doesn't have flaws?” Christensen backs Trump
DAWSON MP George Christensen has urged his followers in the US to "do the rest of the free world a favour" and vote for Donald Trump in the US election.
"If Trump is elected President of the USA, everything changes. And it's probably time things changed," Mr Christensen said.
"I have been lukewarm about Trump until the past week. Many have pointed to the flaws in his character, including me. But who doesn't have flaws?"
The Dawson MP takes aim at Hillary Clinton, claiming she's a "candidate of the establishment" and being involved in corruption.
"She will drive an agenda of more crony capitalism, more regulation, more globalisation, more climate change nonsense, more attacks on core Western values, more pandering to radical Islam and more war and conflict including against Russia," Mr Christensen says.
"Trump, on the other hand, is abhorred by the establishment. He is funding his own campaign and doesn't owe them a cent. He will tear down the whole corrupt, anti-Western agenda and put government back in the hands of the people rather than special interests.
"In ending the USA's involvements in dodgy global trade deals and treaties, he will spark a bushfire that will see other Western nations jettison these deals and treaties as well. This will restore the notion of the nation-state and the sovereignty of the people, and curtail the rise of global government which ultimately threatens democracy."
Mr Christensen hasn't been shy about his liking for Trump in the past, telling Buzzfeed in June "I like his idea of building a wall. I don't know how he's going to get Mexico to pay for it" and writing the word "president" on a piece of paper when given Donald Trump in a word association game.
But the last time he spoke to the Mercury, he said Americans had "two bad choices in front of them" in Trump and Clinton.
"Put it this way," Mr Christensen said just a fortnight ago, "I don't advocate for Americans to vote any one way, but I think it will be a very interesting four years for the rest of the free world.
"They (Americans) have got two very forward candidates so they all should be very worried because any which way this election goes I don't know if it is going to be pretty."
If Sunday's Facebook post is anything to go by, it seems Mr Christensen has changed his mind in being firmly placed in Donald Trump's camp in this week's US election.
"So please, my American friends, do the rest of the free world a favour. This week, vote Trump," he signed off his Facebook post.
Mr Christensen post was accompanied by a YouTube video of Trump's "Argument for America".
"Our movement is about replacing a failed and corrupt political establishment with a new government controlled by you, the American people," Trump's two-minute video begins.
"For those who control the levers of power in Washington and for the global special interests, they partner with these people that don't have your good in mind."
Trump ends his clip with:
"The only thing that can stop this corrupt machine is you. The only force strong enough to save our country is us. The only people brave enough to vote out this corrupt establishment is you, the American people.
"I'm doing this for the people and the movement and we will take back this country for you and we will make America great again."