Donald Trump for President

The NRA Comes to Trump's Aid

Mark Murray, NBC News

This month alone, Hillary Clinton and her allies are outspending Donald Trump and GOP groups in the battleground states by a $26 million-to-$0 margin. But Trump is finally getting some battleground-state help from the National Rifle Association, with the group airing this TV ad hitting Hillary Clinton on Benghazi.

Hillary’s Cavalier Enablers

George Neumayer, The American Spectator

To “conservatives” who take their cues from the chattering class’s criterion of “decency,” Trump’s bombast is worse than Hillary’s corruption. They can live with her felonies; they can’t live with his contempt for the received wisdom. She falls within the political parameters drawn up by the ruling class; he doesn’t. 

Trump Catches Clinton

Breitbart News

A new Quinnipiac University pollshows Hillary Clinton leading Trump by just two points, 42% to 40%, a much closer race than other recent surveys have shown.

Why Trump Wins

Scott McConnell, The American Conservative

When one examines Trump’s main opponents— Bush and Rubio then, Hillary Clinton now—on the critical issues of immigration (legal and illegal), trade, and Iraq and other military interventions, one finds no substantial differences between them. 

My Meeting With Donald Trump: What Trump Got Right On The Conservative Agenda (Part 2 of 4)

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

Not many politicians would use the word “hell” in a room full of Evangelical preachers, Catholic priests and lay ministers of who knows how many denominations, but Trump did and to heavy applause because of the self-evident truth of his answer. 

The Risible Anti-Trump Protest Effort

Daniel Larison, The American Conservative

The reason why so many people instantly responded to the David French “news” with ridicule was that it was a risible idea on its face. Whatever French’s merits, he is so little-known and lacking in resources that he wouldn’t even be a significant protest candidate against Trump, but would demonstrate only how little support there is for a “full-spectrum” movement conservative alternative.

What The Donald Shares With The Ronald (Reagan)

Frank Rich, New York Magazine

Rich says I am not talking about Reagan the president or about Reagan the man. I am talking about Reagan the candidate, the canny politician who, after a dozen years of failed efforts attended by nonstop ridicule, ended up leading the 1980 GOP ticket at the same age Trump is now (69) and who, like his present-day counterpart, was best known to much of the electorate up until then as a B-list show-business personality.

Trump's Industrial Belt Appeal

Joel Kotkin, Real Clear Politics

Donald Trump has an opening, right through the middle of the country. From the Appalachians to the Rockies, much of the American heartland is experiencing a steady decline in its fortunes, with growing fears about its prospects in a Democratic-dominated future. This could prove the road to victory for Trump.

Trump Rips Media Over Veterans Donations

Caitlin Huey-Burns, RCP

“The press should be ashamed of themselves,” the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said at Trump Tower press conference, which all of the major news channels carried live. “I have never received such bad publicity for doing such a good job.”

Trump Beats Clinton the Way He Beat Bush

Daniel McCarthy, The American Conservative
Over Memorial Day weekend, the Libertarian Party nominated two Republican ex-governors, Gary Johnson and William Weld, as its ticket for November, while Bill Kristol assured Twitter that there would be neoconservative-friendly “independent” on the ballot as well. Hillary Clinton led Trump by just 1 point in the RealClearPolitics aggregate of national polling, but as polls catch up to these events, Trump is sunk. Isn’t he? Not so fast...

Trump: American Workers and Soldiers, United, Will Never Be Defeated

James P. Pinkerton, Breitbart

I’m not talking about uniting with the #NeverTrump dead-enders, because, frankly, they are too few in number to really worry about. Instead, I’m talking about healing the ancient split between religions and regions, as well as the occupational split that has cleaved the working/middle class. If Trump can fully heal those three splits — those lingering wounds to the body politic — he will not only win in November but win big. 

In The Church of Establishmentarians Trump Is Evil

Esther Goldberg, The American Spectator

Many of this Church’s priests are “columnists, media pundits, public intellectuals and politicians” whose role is to preach about the application of the principles of True Conservatism to public policy and good government. The authentic Priests have already identified themselves publicly as #NeverTrump, meaning that there is no way in Hell that they will ever cast a vote for Trump.

Correction: Donald Trump Not Confirmed for FreedomFest 2016

When our friend businessman, author, TV and Radio commentator, and 2008 Libertarian Party Vice Presidential Nominee Wayne Allyn Root reminded us that many observers consider Donald Trump's speech at last year's FreedomFest 2015 to have been the moment when his campaign for President became credible we took that to mean Trump was returning to FreedomFest 2016. We were wrong, there is no confirmation Trump will be be back to this year's FreedomFest. Here's Wayne's letter in its entirety with our apology.

Viguerie, Trump, Data and the GOP

Joshua Darr, fivethirtyeight.com

In 1965 Richard Viguerie went to the clerk of the House of Representatives and copied (by hand) the names of donors who gave Goldwater $50 or more, forming the basis for his mailing list. Viguerie used this data to send 70 million letters per year and 1 billion pieces of conservative direct mail between 1974 and 1980, when conservative Ronald Reagan was elected president.

Bill Kristol and the Anti-Trump Protest Campaign

Daniel Larison, The American Conservative

Bill Kristol’s pronouncements on all sorts of things are useful for identifying the things that won’t or can’t happen. If he believes there is still a chance for something to occur, that chance never existed or has since vanished, and if he is certain that something will not take place it is a safe bet that it will. His involvement in trying to recruit a #NeverTrump protest candidate this year was probably the earliest, best indication that the effort was doomed to fail. Kristol is the quintessential pundit elite, and he has the incredibly shoddy record to prove it.

Donald Trump ‘Made It Very Clear We Are Going to Be Aggressive’

Alex Swoyer, Breitbart

“Republicans have been accused in the past, and some degree rightfully so, of not tearing the bark off of our opponents and this year Donald Trump has made it very clear we are going to be aggressive,” and do what it takes to win, RNC Chief Strategist Sean Spicer explained.

How gender could win Trump the White House

Martha Pease CNN Opinion

Most of the commentary about Trump's relationship with women is a product of looking at him and at Hillary Clinton through a gender lens only. If the sole question is which of them is more pro-women, of course she wins. But if one replaces the gender lens with an economic lens, the landscape of women voters takes on a completely different focus.

What The Washington Post Got Wrong About Trump

What The Washington Post calls nihilism is what America’s country class citizens call a good house cleaning.

Trump the Disrupter

Larry Kudlow, The Daily Caller

It is time for the Republican leadership to understand that Trump, the ultimate outsider, is going to be a very disruptive force when he gets to Washington. And that’s a good thing. It will finally relaunch America in a positive direction.

How Did Trump Happen

F.H. Buckley, The American Spectator

The #NeverTrump crowd is still in shock. What they missed was that politics is about people. And American voters gave their verdict. If a perfect, theoretical conservatism doesn’t make people better off, then the hell with it.