Donald Trump for President

At Border, Donald Trump Declares 'I'll Win the Hispanic Vote'

Lauren Etter. Bloomberg Politics

After the union that represents the federal Border Patrol wussed-out on their invitation, Donald Trump went ahead with his visit to the Texas border and said he would strengthen frontier defenses by increasing the presence of troops and fortifying the wall that separates the U.S. from Mexico.

Donald Trump: Four Reasons He’s Leading in Polls

Jason Bellini, Wall Street Journal Video

Donald Trump's controversial comments on Senator John McCain and illegal immigration haven't hurt him in the polls. He's leading the Republican presidential pack. Why?

Graham smashes cell phone after Trump outs number

FoxNews.com

The South Carolina senator and GOP presidential candidate responded Wednesday to Donald Trump giving out his personal phone number with a dramatic one-minute video, titled, “How to destroy your cell phone with Lindsey Graham.” The problem for Graham is he's in single digits and not even on the voters' radar while Trump has 20%+ in the latest GOP presidential poll.

Gohmert Outclasses Trump, Gets It Right On McCain

"As far as Sen. McCain, I have nothing but respect and great sympathy for the pain and suffering he endured … but that doesn't mean that you get to become a senator and ruin the country," Rep. Louie Gohmert said Monday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. And for those who are inclined to forget just how much damage McCain has done, especially with regard to the Middle East, here's a reminder.

Donald Trump writes op-ed slamming McCain, Sanders

Deena Zaru, CNN

After a weekend full of backlash for his comments saying former POW Sen. John McCain is "not a war hero," Donald Trump put his defiance in writing. In an op-ed for USA Today published Sunday, Trump writes that the Arizona Republican "has failed the state of Arizona and the country."

In Trump vs. Rove We’re Going With Trump

Trump may have been imprecise in his language, but his larger point that Rove and his establishment Republican allies are “clowns” who have wasted hundreds of millions of dollars in content-free campaigns on behalf of empty suit establishment Republican candidates was right on the mark.

Only Three of Twenty Presidential Candidates Are Message Carriers

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

The three message carriers; Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republicans Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have different messages, but they have one thing in common – voting for them is a clear rejection of the status quo in their parties, and in the conduct of the federal government.

Donald Trump’s Appeal—and Its Limits

Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal

Mr. Trump will make most of his competitors—certainly all those in the top tier—look, in comparison, measured, thoughtful and mature. No one who looks at Donald Trump will then look at Jeb Bush, John Kasich or Rand Paul and question whether he has the presidential temperament.

Hey Jeb: Illegal Aliens Committing An “Act of Love” Killed These Innocent Americans

What Jeb Bush called “an act of love” has cost thousands of Americans their lives, the sanctity of their persons and billions of dollars in lost property. Jeb Bush can take all the personal offense at Donald Trump’s comments he wants, but all the self-righteous indignation he can muster will not bring back any of the thousands of Americans killed by the open borders policies that he, Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama support.

Priebus Wusses Out On Illegal Aliens

CBS News

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called presidential candidate Donald Trump Wednesday and asked Trump to soften his controversial comments about Mexican illegal immigrants, CBS News has confirmed. But the controversial candidate is still doubling down on his rhetoric, reports CBS News correspondent Julianna Goldman.

Trump: Mexican government forces many criminals back into the U.S.

David Sherfinski, The Washington Times

Real estate mogul and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said the Mexican government forces many criminals back into the United States, that there are “thousands” of instances “where illegal immigrants that come through our porous border are killing our citizens,” and that illegal immigration “wasn’t even a subject” until he brought it up.

Media Manipulating Voters On Illegal Aliens & Same-Sex “Marriage”

In his book TAKEOVER CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie pointed out that the media doesn’t have to lie or make-up stories to manipulate the public and bias articles in favor of liberal candidates or the liberal political and cultural agenda. Two recent examples will demonstrate how this manipulation of language is going on right now today to slant public opinion on same-sex “marriage” and Donald Trump’s comments on illegal aliens and crime.

Bush: ‘Absolutely’ offended by Trump’s comments on Mexicans

Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post

Jeb Bush says he's "absolutely" personally offended by Donald Trump's recent incendiary comments about Mexico and immigrants coming from the country. Bush, the former Florida governor whose wife is from Mexico, made his comments about Trump to reporters at the end of two Independence Day parades in the first-in-the-nation primary state.

Are Donald Trump's poll numbers too good to be true?

Daniel Strauss, Politico

It’s true that Trump did indeed take second place in that poll. But it’s also true that nationally Trump’s polling has been on the decline, and that his favorability numbers aren’t hot in New Hampshire. The poll also comes far in advance of the New Hampshire GOP primary, to be held early in 2016.

Poll: Trump near top of GOP pack in New Hampshire

Theodore Schleifer, CNN

Donald Trump is outpolling all other Republican candidates in New Hampshire except for Jeb Bush, according to a new survey released Tuesday. In a poll fielded immediately after their presidential announcements last week, Bush earned 14% of the vote in the crowded GOP field, followed by Trump with 11%. Nearly a third of respondents said they were undecided.

The Insufferable, but Occasionally Right, Donald Trump

Carl M. Cannon, OC Register

Joe Scarborough explained Trump’s appeal—and possible impact on the 2016 presidential race. “If he's on the debate stage,” Scarborough said, “and he turns to Scott Walker or Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush and hits them with something, not mean-spirited, but searing and truthful that nobody else in polite political society would say, it can shape a race.”

At Trump's N.H. Rally, True Believers and Big Fans

Caitlin Huey-Burns, RCP

As much as The Donald irks the Republican establishment -- according to current national polls, he would qualify for the debate stage at the expense of sitting governors and other candidates—there are primary voters who actually like him. What’s more, they are glad he’s running for president.

NY Daily News: Resisting the urge to take Donald Trump seriously

Editorial Board NY Daily News

America, meet your very own Naked Cowboy. The Daily News says rational policy discussion is simply impossible when the purported candidate, citizen of a city of immigrants, stereotypes Mexicans and other Latin Americans as drug dealers and rapists, while spinning fantasies of White House triumphs that would be the envy of a cartoon dictator.

Carly Fiorina: Don't underestimate Donald Trump

Tom LoBianco, CNN

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said Wednesday that newly-minted candidate Donald Trump is "hitting on issues that Americans care about" and should not be dismissed.

Why Donald Trump Matters

Erick Erickson, RedState

There is a reality about Donald Trump’s candidacy that you should also not underestimate. People hate Washington, they hate politicians, and they are perfectly happy to champion a candidate who tells politicians to go to hell and provides creative directions on the path there. Donald Trump’s candidacy does not exist in a nation where people think the politicians actually care about making the country great again. It only exists in a nation of cynics who think the powers that be want to manage decline and profit from it.