Donald Trump

After Brexit, Nationalism and Trump Rising

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

In Europe and America, corporate, financial, and political elites are increasingly disrespected and transnationalism is receding. An anti-establishment, nationalist, populist wave is surging across Europe and the USA. It is an anti-insider, anti-Clinton wave, and Trump could ride it to victory.

Voters Want Change; Clinton Asks for 4 More Years

Stephen Moore, Washington Times

If Hillary pulls off this election it will be one of the greatest sales jobs in political history. She is selling the American voters sand in the desert: stay the course economic bromides at a time when two out of three voters say that the United States is on the wrong, not the right track.

Trump camp reassures pastors after abortion ruling

Mark Hensch, The Hill

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign on Monday comforted Christian leaders upset by the Supreme Court’s latest abortion ruling, according to a new report. Trump’s team is restating the billionaire’s pledge to appoint pro-life justices to the nation’s highest court, Bloomberg reported.

Why Hillary Clinton Should Worry About Brexit

Josh Kraushaar, National Journal

Trump made an effective anti-elitist case against Clinton in a speech last week. He charged that insiders like Clinton “wrote the rules of the game to keep themselves in power and in the money.” It’s a stinging indictment that goes after her biggest weakness. His problem is that he’s unable to sustain the argument on his own without a teleprompter.

Manafort: We can do it too, time to take 'our country back'

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

Manafort, who is Trump's campaign manager, declared last week his candidate's best week, highlighted by successful fundraising, a speech condemning Hillary Clinton that was long sought by Republicans, and victory on the "Brexit" vote in London.

Presidential Horse Race 2016: What would George Washington think of #NeverTrump’s convention coup?

Donald Trump says he may not invite his former rivals to speak at next month’s convention, but everything will work out when the time comes. Plus, Forget not being invited to speak, many establishment Republicans don’t want to speak; #NeverTrump to put boots on the ground in Cleveland to wage campaign against Trump, and, Could this be the start of the Democrats’ own #NeverHillary effort?

My Meeting With Donald Trump - Part 1 of 4

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

Those attendees who were looking for Donald Trump the secular businessman to make a “road to Damascus” conversion and before our eyes morph into Donald Trump the cultural conservative warrior were no doubt disappointed. I had no such expectation, however what Trump said gave me confidence that supporting him is the right thing to do.

Trump's Temporary Muslim Ban Shows He's Serious about Defeating Radical Islam

Ying Ma, The National Interest

Instead of reiterating by rote that Islam is a religion of peace, as Washington politicians do, Trump is raising tough questions about why numerous Islamic governments and Muslim believers are decidedly not peaceful. Thus far, Trump haters have made no honest attempt to offer viable answers.

Promises, Promises and the Knowing Voter

J.T. Young, American Spectator

What presidential voters are looking for — especially in this election — are the candidates’ policy directions. In America’s two-party system, there is generally a decided difference in the candidates’ approaches. So while the media may hang on the words of every promise, voters only need to discern their preferred of two directions.

Hillary Clinton: An insider in the year of the outsider

Sarah Westwood, Washington Examiner

In an election year marked by frustration with the political elite, Clinton's insider ability to evade the press, law enforcement agents, an inspector general inquiry and several congressional probes has been thrown into sharp relief by Trump's outsider aggressive tack. It reinforces the notion that the Washington elite are afforded protection that others don't get.

Campaigns Gear Up for July Conventions

Caitlin Huey-Burns, Real Clear Politics

For now, the candidates’ schedules are thin, as the campaigns will likely focus on fundraising, vetting vice presidential candidates, hiring additional staff, and planning programming for the conventions. This week, both candidates could have key moments.

Has Trump Found the Formula?

Patrick J. Buchanan,

While making the case for the indictment of Hillary Clinton, Trump also outlined an agenda with appeal not only to nationalists, populists and conservatives but working-class and minority Democrats. Rough and raw as it was in parts, Donald Trump’s speech on Wednesday contains the elements of a campaign that can win.

The overlooked substance in Donald Trump's speech

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Trump included actual substance in the speech — new policy proposals and promises — that escaped many observers. In a series of pledges to take action in his first 100 days as president, Trump said he would move on trade, business regulation, energy, and several other topics.

Trump pledges support after Brexit stunner

Jesse Byrnes, The Hill

A triumphant Donald Trump on Friday pledged that the U.S. would remain a stalwart ally of Britain after the nation stunningly voted Thursday to leave the European Union. Trump, who had sided with those arguing for the so-called Brexit, slammed President Obama for lobbying Britain to stay in the EU. Trump called it yet another example of Obama getting it wrong on the international stage.

Questions about Trump shouldn't drive conservatives into Clinton's arms

Mark Davis, Dallas Morning News

One conservative truth is rock solid: it is wiser for conservatives to hope for, and actually work toward, a best-case-scenario with Trump than to whine and unplug and allow the known disasters that would flow from Barack Obama's third term.

Finally a Republican (Other Than Me) Tells the Truth About Hillary Clinton

Rush Limbaugh,

Trump basically said things about Hillary Clinton that you just don't hear Republicans saying.  You've heard them before.  You've heard them on this program, of course.  You've probably heard similar things that Trump said in other areas.  But you just do not hear Mitt Romney say this, for example.  You wouldn't hear the Bush family talk this way about Hillary.  You wouldn't. You just wouldn't hear it.

Trump’s Speech About Hillary Was Terrifyingly Effective

Michelle Goldberg, Slate

Trump aimed straight at Clinton’s most-serious weaknesses, describing her as a venal tool of the establishment. “Hillary Clinton gave China millions of our best jobs and effectively let China completely rebuild itself,” he said. “In return, Hillary Clinton got rich!” He added, “She gets rich making you poor,” and called her possibly “the most corrupt person ever to seek the presidency.”

RNC member accuses party leaders of undermining Trump

Alex Isenstadt, Politico

In a three-page letter sent to fellow RNC members, Bruce Ash, an Arizona Republican who oversees the committee’s permanent Rules Committee, laces into the organization for appointing establishment-minded figures who, he says, could overturn Trump’s nomination at the convention.