Donald Trump for President

Who’s Supporting Donald Trump?

Robert Verbruggen, The American Conservative

Data guru Nate Silver had an interesting analysis of Donald Trump’s supporters, arguing that they are not as “working class” as many think. I won’t pretend to have the final answer as to what these data reveal, but here are two charts I made that I found especially interesting.

CAN MR. TRUMP BE TRUSTED?

Ben Stein, The American Spectator

There are many likeable aspects to Mr. Trump. He is non-PC. He is not afraid of Hillary and her friends in the media. He is not afraid to stand up for keeping America a real nation by enforcing the legal status of immigration. But one of his many claims to fame is that he knows a lot about money and about the economy. With the greatest respect to Mr. Trump and to his friends, may I offer a few notes to the contrary.

Trump the Globalist

Mark Levin, Conservative Review

While Trump and his surrogates denounce free trade, proclaiming that they stand with and for America’s working men and women, they find it hard to explain away the billionaire's own practices for most of his business career. As it turns out, Trump has never shown any qualms about using foreign labor, foreign capital and even foreign-owned companies to service his personal interests and acquire wealth.

Viguerie: GOP Unity And Victory Depend Entirely Upon Trump

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

Trump must reach out to conservatives to rebuild the populist – conservative coalition that represents America’s country class citizens and the majority vote in a country weary of Barack Obama and a feckless Republican leadership.

The Silliness of an Anti-Trump Protest Campaign

Daniel Larison, The American Conservative

This is obviously nonsense, but let’s go through it step by step to appreciate fully why it can’t possibly work. The protest candidate will likely start off with far fewer resources than the major candidates, virtually no national name recognition, and practically no campaign infrastructure. The protest candidate isn’t going to “challenge Clinton” in purple and blue states. He is going to deliver those states to her on a silver platter.

Trump: ‘I’m Not Ready To Support Ryan’s Agenda’

Kerry Picket, The Daily Caller

“I am not ready to support Speaker Ryan’s agenda. Perhaps in the future we can work together and come to an agreement about what is best for the American people. They have been treated so badly for so long that it is about time for politicians to put them first!” Trump said in a statement.

Poll: 57 Percent Want America First Foreign Policy

Cathy Burke, NewsMax

According to the report 57 percent of Americans want the United States to deal with its own problems, while letting other countries get along as best they can; just 37 percent say America should help other countries deal with their problems.

And Then There Was The One

Ann Coulter, Human Events

A guy just won the Republican nomination for president by spending no money, hiring no pollsters, running virtually no TV ads, and just saying what he truly believed no matter how many times people told him he couldn’t say that. Coulter says I always hoped I’d see this once before I died, so pay attention, because it’s the last time we’re going to see it in our lifetimes.

Ann Coulter Was Right!

Jay D. Homnick, The American Spectator

When Donald Trump announced his candidacy in June 2015, columnist Ann Coulter said on a TV interview she thought he would win. The audience burst into gales of rippling laughter. A scant eleven months later, Ms. Coulter may be forgiven for returning the laugh.

Donald Trump, Presumptive Nominee

Scott McConnell, The American Conservative

The first point to make is that the Republican establishment deserved to lose.  large segment of its regular voters have experienced a massive sociological decline in wages, life chances, and life expectancy. The only significant thing the national GOP has accomplished since the millennium is starting the Iraq war. If ever a defeat was richly deserved, it was this one.

Number of illegal immigrant families at southern border surging, data shows

FoxNews.com

The number of illegal alien families and unaccomanpied minors apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border has soared in recent months, according to statistics released Wednesday by the federal government. 

Why Trump Won in Rural America

Andrew Langer, The American Spectator

Ted Cruz achieved stunning victories in states where the economy is dominated by agriculture, Trump has defied logic by racking up wins in states like Georgia, Missouri, and clinching the GOP nomination in, of all places, Indiana!

13 Potential Running Mates For Donald Trump

Alex Pappas, The Daily Caller

With Donald Trump now the presumptive Republican nominee for president, the veepstakes are now underway.

Resetting red and blue in the Rust Belt

MJ Lee and Jeremy Moorhead, CNN

CNN spent a week visiting three Rust Belt cities: Buffalo, New York; Youngstown, Ohio; and Erie, Pennsylvania. Trump supporters expressed a raw anger at the idea that party leaders might try to deny him the nomination — a warning for establishment Republicans publicly challenging their front-runner.

Emperor Trump’s Scariest Pronouncement To-Date

We urge former American military personnel of any rank, especially conservatives, to contradict in the strongest terms Trump’s statement that he would expect the American military to follow illegal orders if he gave them. Conservatives must be united in rejecting the idea of a military that will follow illegal orders, and most importantly, conservatives must be united in rejecting a candidate for president, like Donald Trump, who says he plans to give them and expects them to be followed.  

A rattled Trump debates in Detroit. Kasich, Cruz are night's big winners

Douglas E. Schoen, Fox News Opinion

In case there was any confusion about what version of Donald Trump was going to show up for the eleventh GOP debate in Detroit, we found out very early on in this debate that the presidential Donald Trump of Super Tuesday is a vague and distant memory.

Donald Trump Is The Next Barack Obama

Angelo Codevilla, The Federalist

Donald Trump Is everything that has ruined us. Trump’s claim to be an enemy of rule-by-inside-deal is counterintuitive. His career and fortune have been as participant and beneficiary in the process by which government grants privileges to some and inflicts burdens on others. Crony capitalism is the air he breathes, the only sea in which he swims, his second nature.

The Closet Statist and the Constitutional Conservative

Steve McCann, The American Thinker

As Donald Trump has vaulted to the top of the Republican pyramid based on exploiting and tapping into the anger of a plurality of the primary voters a picture has begun to emerge that indicates he is a closet statist with authoritarian tendencies. However, there is an alternative to Donald Trump: Ted Cruz -- a true constitutional conservative.  

Six reasons Trump is still better than Clinton

Hugh Hewitt, The Washington Examiner

Short of insulting my family, it simply doesn't matter what Donald says to me or any reporters and pundits. What matters is what he would do vis-a-vis Hillary Clinton in a November showdown. And if Trump is the nominee I will support him for six reasons.

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives See Presidential Race as Trump vs. Cruz

Conservatives are confident that an outsider such as Cruz or Trump can win the nomination, with 76% taking that position and only 10% disagreeing.  However, 84% are concerned that GOP insiders may find a way to nullify the wishes of the grass roots at this summer’s convention.