Kendal Unruh is a high school teacher and Republican delegate from Colorado. She also grew up in a religious cult and says that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his followers have very familiar cult-like attributes.
The 51-year old Unruh was raised among members of The Move cult, lead by their founder Sam Fife. She says that she sees various warning signs within Trump’s campaign that compel her to lead the charge against him.
You wouldn’t have even had to have grown up in a cult to recognize cult leader tendencies — if you look at this undying devotion in the followers — because that’s what the problem is here,” Unruh told journalist Hamish MacDonald.
She says that Trump’s followers exhibit disturbing evidence of cult-like devotion to the billionaire candidate.
Anything that came out, no matter how repulsive it was, no matter how wrong it is, no matter how it was proven that his policies are not going to make America great again — none of it mattered,” she said. “The fear and the anger had been demagogued in such a way that their faces were set like flint and it’s like they have blinders on.
Unruh, who left The Move cult at age 20, said she has been very active in the growing “Never Trump” movement aimed at saving the Republican Party.
That’s exactly what this is about, we’re truly about saving our party,” Unruh told MacDonald. “We have no party left if he’s our nominee, because he has then changed what the brand means to be a conservative.
Unruh also stated that she has received numerous threats from Trump supporters.
I didn’t know there were so many creative ways to kill somebody,” Unruh said, laughing. “They’re gonna come and stab me and cut me in pieces.
While Unruh is still a ultra-religious conservative nut, even she can see the complete absence of logic and morality that comprises of Trump’s populist campaign.