Donald Trump for President

Trump: The Candidate the GOP Deserves

Ben Domenech, The Daily Beast

Trump's supporters want to destroy the GOP’s ruling class – and, really, who could blame them? Since the dawn of the Tea Party, Republican leadership in Washington has been playing a game of sorts - a game that Donald Trump threatens directly, in ways Capitol Hill Republicans do not yet understand.

Trump signs pledge to back GOP’s 2016 presidential nominee

Seth McLaughlin and David Sherfinski, The Washington Times

Donald Trump pledged support Thursday for the GOP’s eventual presidential nominee and agreed to forgo an independent bid for the White House should he not be Republicans’ pick, calming party leaders’ fears the maverick businessman could play spoiler next year.

Donald Trump Just Signed His Political Death Warrant

Joshua Green, Bloomberg

Green says now tthat Trump has signed the GOP loyalty pledge he can’t run as an independent. And because he signed the Republican pledge, he’ll be expected to act like a good Republican and get behind the nominee. He can throw a tantrum, if he likes. But all that will do is cost him a speaking slot at the convention. Which, if you’re Reince Priebus, was part of the plan all along.

Donald Trump is ‘bold, provocative’

Roger Stone, USA Today

Voters are as sour as I have seen in my 35 years in politics. They are fed up with big government, big media, career politicians and the status quo. They see Trump as tough enough to shake up the system. He doesn’t need special interest money and can’t be bought or bullied.  He’s bold, provocative and interesting. Voters are loving it.

Trump At Odds With Tea Party, Still Gets Their Votes

Kyle Becker, IJ Review

Donald Trump recently courted the “tea party” vote ahead of a Nashville straw poll. IJ Review's Kyle Becker reports seven documented positions on the issues where Tea Partiers and Trump seem to be at odds, yet Trump won the straw poll.

Among the Trumpies

Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard

Barnes attended a Frank Luntz focus group of Trump supporters and concluded one thing stood out: Trump has a solid base of support that won’t soon fade away. Those who think otherwise are kidding themselves.

Liberal Hollywood Sides With Megyn Kelly Against Cruz And Trump

Alyssa Montemurro, Hollywood Life

Poor Megan Kelly —she just can’t seem to get through an interview these days without being being chewed out by her subjects!  The latest drama unfolded when the Fox News host pressed Sen. Cruz on a question that Donald Trump was asked on the network one day prior: If a husband and a wife were undocumented immigrants and had two children who were born in the United States and citizens, would you deport the citizen children? 

Ann Coulter Introduces Trump In Iowa

Steve Berman, Biz Pac Review

Ann Coulter got the crowd fired-up for her candidate, calling the media “speech Nazis” when she introduced Donald Trump in Iowa on Tuesday. “Maybe Mitt Romney had to lose,” she mused.  “And maybe Mitch McConnell and John Boehner had to betray us once again to pave the way for President Donald Trump.”

No, Trump isn’t hurting Republicans with Latinos

Scott Clement, The Washington Post

It's the "guilt by association" theory of how Donald Trump’s candidacy hurts Republicans' 2016 chances. The only problem: It's not borne out in the polls -- at least at this early stage. In fact, a new Gallup poll casts doubt on Trump’s damage to Republicans in a summer dominated by his candidacy.

Trump slams Bush for tying Asians to 'anchor babies'

Ashley Killough and Tom LoBianco, CNN

Donald Trump mocked Jeb Bush on Twitter on Tuesday morning after the former Florida governor dug himself into a deeper hole explaining his "anchor babies" comment.

Trump vows to deport illegal aliens, end birthright citizenship

AP

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants more than a wall to keep out immigrants living in the country illegally. He also wants to end "birthright citizenship" for their children, he said Sunday. And he would rescind Obama administration executive orders on immigration and toughen deportation, allowing in only "the good ones."

How Long Will Trump’s Cathartic Candidacy for Fed-Up Conservatives Last?

Victor Davis Hanson, NRO

How can a former Democrat, once a pro-choice, pro-amnesty liberal and a supporter of single-payer health care, remain the godhead of the conservative base for weeks on end? The answer is that Trump is a catharsis for 15 percent to 20 percent of the Republican electorate. They apparently like the broken china shop and appreciate the raging bull who runs amok in it. Politicians and the media are seen as corrupt and hypocritical, and the nihilistic Trump is a surrogate way of letting them take some heat for a change.

The myth of Trump’s angry legions

Matt Bai, Yahoo News

Democrats and liberal commentators love the Trump story. It underscores, at a glance, how twisted with bile and bigotry the Republican Party must be. The guy excoriates Mexicans and manages to make Megyn Kelly look sympathetic, and still he’s ahead! What does that tell you? Maybe not as much as you think.

Does the G.O.P. Need a New Machine?

Jeffrey Frank, The New Yorker

It may take years to understand what it means to give a cable news anchor the power, and authority, to try to push a leading candidate off the bus. Until then, though, if no one else is able to, “Boss” Kelly and the Fox machine may be left to take charge of the GOP.

Donald Trump Is Winning The Polls — And Losing The Nomination

Nate Silver, fivethirtyeight.com

Silver doesn't suggest that Donald Trump’s support in the polls is “fake.” He has no doubt that some people really love him or that he’d be the favorite if you held a national, winner-take-all Republican primary tomorrow. However, the “election” these polls describe is hypothetical in at least five ways.

Trump's thoughts on Hillary Clinton, Obamacare and Ronald Reagan

Jessica Estapa, USA Today

It was another night of Donald Trump when the presidential contender sat down with Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity on Tuesday. Here are some highlights.

Trump the Teenage Bully

John Fund, National Review

In the wake of last Thursday’s debate and his infamous “blood feud” with Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly, I have to say I was wrong. His swift, heady rise in the polls has brought out the inner Donald Trump, someone who could have stepped out of Animal House.

Trump’s Lead Among G.O.P. Remains Strong in Fresh CBS Poll

Alan Rappeport, The New York Times

Donald J. Trump‘s wave of popularity shows no signs of abating ahead of Thursday’s debate. A new poll by CBS shows Mr. Trump continuing to lead the crowded field of candidates with support of 24 percent of prospective Republican primary voters. Former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida and Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin round out the top three with 13 percent and 10 percent.

Trump Tells It Like It Is

Jack Kelly, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Trump is popular because he says what he thinks, and he has all the right enemies, wrote Weekly Standard Editor Fred Barnes. “People are looking for any candidate who can't be bought off,” wrote Carol Roth for CNBC. “Many Americans are also done with political correctness. Mr. Trump, despite the language in which he often communicates, gets points for not being worried about offending anyone.”

Viguerie: Trump Support Should Send Signal to GOP

Newsmax.com

Trump has surged to the top of the GOP polls despite comments that have angered critics and caused the party establishment to call him out. But many of those supporters likely disagree with Trump on a majority of issues, Viguerie said.