Donald Trump

CNN a heavy contributor to Trump's earned media

T. Becket Adams, Washington Examiner

Though all of media is obsessed with Trump, few newsrooms have ignored the other 2016 candidates in favor of Trump as much as CNN has, according to Internet Archive data rounded up by the GDELT Project.

Kevin D. Williamson and National Review Are Elitist Scum

While movement conservatives would like to blame the Republican establishment for the rise of Donald Trump and the attendant political problems he has created for the national Republican Party, as our friend Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, pointed out in a recent article for Breitbart, those out-of-touch Ivory Tower “establishment conservatives,” such as the writers and editors at National Review, bear just as much responsibility for Trump’s rise.

Only Ted Cruz can stop Donald Trump

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

"If the anti-Trump voters can find a better way to coordinate behind one candidate," writes Harry Enten in fivethirtyeight.com, "they can probably beat Trump in a lot of upcoming contests." The obvious candidate for whom Republican voters can vote to stop Trump from getting to 1,237 is Ted Cruz.

Cruz slams Trump for skipping GOP debate

Rebecca Savransky, The Hill

"His excuse is silliness and it reflects his assumption that he thinks the voters can't figure out that he's not telling them the truth," Cruz said on "The Kelly File" on Fox Wednesday night. Cruz said AIPAC would have allowed Trump to speak at anytime, noting it's a multi-day conference. "He chose to speak right in the middle of the debate because he's scared to debate and he looks down on the voters. He thinks their gullible and will believe whatever he's saying," he said.

Trumpism: ‘It’s the Culture, Stupid’

Scott Winship, National Review

Trumpism is best viewed as a hostile takeover of the Republican party by a non-conservative authoritarian who is stoking and leveraging the cultural resentment and authoritarianism of the GOP’s traditionalist base. And that base is primarily opposed to the cultural liberalism that is ascendant in the Democratic party.

Trump Steals his Populist strategy from Richard Viguerie

Matt Waters, Christian News Wire

Pundits from across the political spectrum are up in arms over the rise of populism in this election cycle--but what none has pointed out is the fact that Donald Trump is merely echoing conservative godfather Richard A. Viguerie.

Ted Cruz must now be the Uniter

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

People have been so committed to their candidate that there are wounds that must heal for there to be movement to Cruz. It is Ted Cruz’s time to unite the party and heal those wounds. Ted Cruz must be a bridge builder and show the GOP that he can be the outsider who can stop Trump and stop Hillary Clinton.

Explaining Marco Rubio’s defeat

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Marco Rubio was quick to blame the “angry” voters for his failure to gain any detraction in the Republican presidential race, but it was his leadership and advocacy for amnesty in the Gang of Eight that ultimately doomed his campaign.

Establishment Loses 4 Out of 5 – Who Best to Defeat Hillary?

The failure of Trump’s last minute rampage through Ohio where he spent Election Day attacking Kasich on Twitter even as his campaign had one of its most effective ads pulled because the disclaimer was incorrect showed some of the limits of Trump as a candidate and his campaign as a vehicle to defeat Hillary Clinton.

Cruz campaign doubles down in Illinois, Missouri, Ohio and North Carolina

Katie Glueck, Politico

Ted Cruz's campaign is infusing half a million dollars into television and digital ad buys slated to run in Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina ahead of the contests in those states on Tuesday as the Texas senator seeks to become the GOP’s lone alternative to Donald Trump.

Jerry Falwell, Jr. Has Taken to Mocking God to Support Donald Trump

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

Donald Trump has said repeatedly he has never sought forgiveness from God and never felt the need to repent. David was as famous for Bathsheba as he was for repenting. That Jerry Falwell, Jr. would compare David’s adultery to Donald Trump’s, for which the former cried and repented and the later bragged about on television and radio, is mocking God and shameful.

In Florida, Trump and Rubio run final lap on different tracks

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Trump’s Florida total: one rally and one town hall in a week. It wasn't exactly the schedule of a man who is terribly worried about the state's 99-delegate winner-take-all prize. By contrast, Marco Rubio spent the week camped out — the words of one key aide — in Florida in what has increasingly seemed like a doomed effort to win his home state.

Ted Cruz: The Only Conservative for President

The question now before Republican voters is not Trump vs #NeverTrump, it is who can best unite all of the elements of the winning Republican coalition. And as CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie has pointed out on numerous occasions, that candidate is Ted Cruz.

Feel Betrayed by the GOP? Vote for the One Candidate Who Walks the Walk

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

I don’t oppose Trump because I want to protect the Washington cartel. I oppose him because he is the Washington cartel. You think Republicans have broken your hearts. Wait till you get a load of what this guy would do. There’s already been enough talking, and way too much dealing. That’s why I’m supporting Ted Cruz.

Trump campaign enters dangerous new phase

Pete Kasperowicz, Washington Examiner

Many were already predicting on Twitter that like everything else that's been thrown at Trump, he's unlikely to be daunted by protesters, or even wounded by them. And the violence seems likely to give Trump supporters more reason to rally around their candidate.

Who is Corey Lewandowski?

Leon H. Wolf, RedState

It’s telling, for anyone who thinks that Trump will change anything about the way Washington works, that Trump has chosen a man like Lewandowski, a long time lobbyist and defender of Washington crooks, to serve as his campaign manager. That Trump stands beside him even after the Fields incident says something different entirely.