Donald Trump

Borders aren’t racist, and some countries are sh—holes

Cheryl K. Chumley, Washington Times

America’s government has a responsibility to secure the future of its own citizens first — and sorry, so sorry, anti-Trumpers of the world: That’s. Not. Racism. Neither, by the way, is calling a sh—hole country a sh—hole country. It may be bad form; it may be impolite. But racist? That it ain’t. It’s what we all know and say to be true about some sad and unfortunate countries — albeit, using different terminology — and it’s why most Americans feel so blessed to be American in the first place.

Hawaii's Democrats Screw Up, Liberal Media Blames Trump

While the false missile alert shows bungling state Democrats in Hawaii at their most incompetent, it also shows liberals and the establishment media at their most hypocritical. After eight years during which Obama was responsible for nothing, it now appears that President Trump is responsible for everything that goes wrong in the world.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How the left uses social media and racism to assault American culture

The left has weaponized racism to destroy what remains of traditional American culture and institutions such as the church and family. Social media is the liberals’ preferred method for spreading propaganda, a strategy that’s proved very effective for furthering their sinister aims.

Importing The S**thole

Scott McKay, The American Spectator

Trump’s “s***holes” objection is big news rather than the fact there are so-called political leaders who can’t agree to reorient our immigration policy toward taking people who can successfully assimilate here. Between the two, the crude man who tells the truth and looks out for his own citizens is preferable to the genteel man who sells us out for cheap labor or ballot-box fuel for a political machine. If Trump is the former, so be it.

Trump Threatens to Deal Another Blow to the Palestinian Cause

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Trump may be rash and unfamiliar with the stagnant Middle East peace process, but his political instincts are probably correct. Polls show that less than 20 percent of Americans support the Palestinian cause. Many U.S. citizens are tired of subsidizing those who claim that they do not like their benefactors in the United States. It finally may be time for the Palestinian factions to fund their own causes and go their own ways.

Trump Proves He's Sane

Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal

If this week’s impressive Trump performance gets buried beneath petty feuds, Mr. Wolff’s dumpster diving inside the Bannon-era White House will be seen as prescient and accurate enough. But if the president running that meeting is the one seen by voters going forward, Mr. Trump should invite Mr. Wolff to the second inauguration.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Conservatives should retire their fears about new GOP blood in 2018

Retirement is hardly an easy choice. For motivated people who spent years serving and providing it must be difficult to simply walk away. Nevertheless, bringing fresh perspectives to Washington is something the Congress desperately needs. On balance, it’s a very good thing.

Mr. President, Put Up That Wall

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

Trump's wall is a part of his overall immigration policy, which is intended to fix our “broken” immigration system. Candidate Trump argued that a country that cannot control its borders has very little claim to being a country. Last week President Trump spoke of building a wall costing eighteen billion dollars. He also spoke of reviving the confusing immigration laws. Go to it, Mr. President, and, by the way, develop a dress code for the White House. Be wary of shabbily dressed counselors.

Is 'Fire and Fury' fizzling?

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

Fire and Fury can be seen as the latest attempt to overturn the result of the 2016 election. Others have not fared well. Entertainers’ attempts to persuade presidential electors not to vote for their pledged candidate failed. And the charges that Trump secured his victory by “collusion” with Russian President Vladimir Putin seem to be fizzling out. Instead, evidence suggests — but does not yet prove — that the Obama FBI used the Clinton campaign-financed Christopher Steele-compiled dossier to undermine Trump.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: ‘Trump show’ brings policy to the masses with a bit of show biz flair

President Trump’s attempt to bring the immigration debate out into the open can only be a good thing for an American public starved for information as to what’s really going on in government. The entertainment value is high; one can only hope the final result will be just as gratifying.

In the Wolff Trap

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Even as the sonorous phonies on CNN and MSNBC pretend to want “depth” from the Trump administration, they recoil from figures like Miller who provide some. The last thing they want is for Trump to receive a robust and intelligent defense. And so they kick Miller off the set and bring Wolff on to it, and then sit at his feet as he tells them that “100 percent of the people” around Trump won’t defend him.

Donald Trump—the Grownup in the Room on Immigration

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Donald Trump gets called crazy a lot. Or infantile. Or senile. More than a bit of projection may be operative in these allegations, however. Watching Tuesday's televised discussion of immigration with Democratic and Republican congressional leaders, which the president opened to the media, it was hard not to come to an opposite conclusion. Donald Trump was the real grownup in the room.

Republicans will keep control of Congress this year -- Here's why

Guy Short, Fox News

If President Trump provides his backing early to the right candidates and unifies the Republican Party with a winning message of more jobs, stronger borders and an “America First” foreign policy, the November election results will shock the “experts” – just like in 2016. From the increasingly popular tax bill and a roaring stock market to ISIS' decline, pro-Trump Republicans have plenty to run and win on this year.

Conservative Outsider Mike Braun Charging Ahead In Indiana Senate Race

In the lead-up to his third statewide media buy, businessman and conservative outsider Mike Braun called on his two leading opponents, Congressmen Todd Rokita and Luke Messer, to join with him and denounce the news that House Republicans are considering bringing back the pork-barrel projects known as earmarks.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Only way we get Pres. Oprah is if Donald stops being President Trump

All the tweets in the world won’t pass bills in Congress or improve Trump’s standing with the skeptical part of the public. Trump likely won’t face impeachment and Oprah probably won’t run – but the ultimate success of his administration depends on his ability to control himself.

Democrats' disingenuous dealing on DACA

Editors, Washington Examiner

Democrats, while gnashing their teeth about the fate of “Dreamers,” illegal immigrants who arrived as children, behave as though they don't actually want to keep these immigrants in the country. Instead, they want to keep the Dreamer issue alive for political gain in 2018 and 2020. What Democrats really hate is the idea of giving Trump and the GOP a popular policy victory in a year when they'd prefer to amp up their resistance to the point of complete intransigence in order to win the midterm congressional elections.

The Economy Says Trump Is Crazy Like A Fox

By every measure we could find Americans are doing better under crazy President Donald Trump than they were under the cool, suave and eminently sane Barack Obama. Apparently, investors, who have billions on the line, aren’t worried that our President is deranged.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Will the GOP hold the line on immigration? We’ll soon find out.

History suggests President Trump has a few aces up his sleeve on immigration and in the upcoming GOP primaries. Some may have set aside Trump’s promise to drain the swamp but it’s doubtful he has. Making American Great Again won’t happen without his key agenda items.

The Conservative Cause Is Bigger Than Any Two Men

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Looking toward the 2018 primaries, the rupture of relations between Trump and Bannon has created a temporary leadership vacuum in the conservative – populist movement, so it is up to each of us to step up and do what we can to fill that vacuum; the need for top quality conservative candidates for every office is too great, our goals are too important, and our mission is too urgent for this battle of personalities to slow us, let alone to stop us.

Trump Drives Another Nail Into Obamacare’s Coffin

David Catron, The American Spectator

Obamacare is being prepared for burial one nail at a time. Trump's recently signed AHP regulation is just the latest to be hammered home. The “Affordable Care Act” will eventually join Prohibition, the Sedition Act, the National Maximum Speed law, and the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law in the graveyard of dumb Beltway ideas. It’s only necessary to keep our eyes on the prize.