Donald Trump

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Establishment pans Trump’s notion of what ‘presidential’ means

Trump doesn’t care about being “presidential” because by the establishment’s definition it would mean he’d have to stop being himself and start accepting what’s failed in America. If that’s the case I’m betting most Americans would prefer someone who isn’t “presidential” at all.

Solving the Mueller Problem

Daniel Oliver, Washington Times

Mr. Trump should fire Mr. Mueller and at the same time instruct Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint another special counsel. And, not incidentally, part of the new special counsel’s assignment should be to investigate the leaks at the Justice Department and the FBI. Whatever work has been done will be available to the new team so there will be no need to start over from scratch.

Trump Grinds the G20, the Bureaucratic Underground, and CNN into Hamburger

Clarice Feldman, American Thinker

Trump's speech prefaced the G20 meeting in Hamburg, where leftists rioted, burned, and looted while the G20 leaders ponced about and wined and dined in style, apparently oblivious to the havoc which their open border policies and multiculturalist mindset had birthed. As Trump worked successfully on trade and defense issues in Europe, his administration was quietly plugging security leaks and maladministration in our own bureaucratic underground.

Trump’s Tweets Awaken The Living Dead

When Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Lindsey Graham are the voices and faces of the Republican Party it reminds us of scenes from our favorite zombie movies.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Was choosing Gorsuch Trump’s greatest accomplishment to date?

Having reasonable public servants like Neil Gorsuch deciding cases at the highest level is a win-win for conservatives and America. And it’s just one of the reasons why Trump’s move to nominate Gorsuch for the Supreme Court continues to be a popular one with the voters.

We Should Cheer CNN’s Ritual Suicide

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

As much as it is a joy to see CNN shred its pretenses and act openly as we always knew it wanted to, this sort of thing is not good. There is a cultural war underway already, and this only makes it more likely to get worse. When the media takes a side, it makes the other side its enemy. That’s a conscious choice. And CNN seems happy to help feed the fire by embracing its liberal fascist id.

How Trump will win his war against the media

Bill O'Reilly, The Hill

if Donald Trump really wants to gain a measure of retribution against those persecuting him, he should get into the fact business — an industry largely abandoned by his tormentors. Tweet facts, Mr. President, not insults. Hammer your opposition with verifiable statements. Do that, and you may ultimately prevail against a press that often abuses its freedom — a media where seeking the truth is becoming obsolete.

Why the rebellion over Trump voter commission?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The Trump Presidential Advisory Commission on Electoral Integrity is seeking answers to the question of voter fraud. To do so, it needs the information that, until now, many states routinely gave out to interested parties. Now, however, the states appear to be spoiling for a fight. Given the amount of public posturing involved so far, it's not at all clear the commission can succeed.

Trump Provokes CNN’s Self-Immolation, America Relieved

Roger Kimball, American Greatness

Like every politician, Donald Trump will require a modicum of good luck to succeed. Many things, including many things utterly beyond his control, could derail his presidency. But when it comes to handling his many domestic enemies and opponents, it looks to me like Trump is playing three-dimensional chess while they struggle to master checkers.

More Fake News From CNN

CNN reports that 44 states have "refused" to provide voter information to President Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity are patently false, more "fake news."

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Elites use Trump’s tweets to distract from their fecklessness

Whether Trump’s tweets are a distraction – or just a diversion – will be debated for a long time, no doubt. In the meantime the calendar will turn, the debt will mount and people will live their lives regardless of what the chattering class thinks about the president’s mass musings.

Trump seizes moral high ground in Charlie Gard case

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

“If we can help little #CharlieGard, as per our friends in the U.K. and the Pope, we would be delighted to do so,” the president tweeted. This, of course, set off yet another frenzy of controversy over presidential tweeting, the politics of abortion and, of course, just how much authority we Americans, here on Independence Day, wish to give our federal government the power to convene its own death panels. It may be too late to save our cousins from their own suicide by death panel — but there still may be time to save America.

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Back Trump On ObamaCare Repeal

When asked whether ObamaCare has succeeded or failed more than 95% of respondents to FedUp PAC’s latest poll agree that ObamaCare has failed, and should be repealed pending passage of a replacement plan.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How Donald Trump made Independence Day feel great again

The Oval Office is now occupied by a man who loves America and its people, military, traditions, laws, institutions and yes, the flag. This alone is enough to give the United States a new atmosphere, something you could sense as the fireworks exploded overhead on the Fourth of July.

Still No Collusion Evidence

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

There is a quite astonishing variance in the standards of proof applied by Democrats and their media allies. On the one hand, we have damning evidence that Clinton destroyed government files and mishandled classified information. On the other, there is a dearth of evidence that Trump colluded with Russia. Now riddle me this: Who got a complete pass, and who is the earth being scorched to nail?

Trump, Congress Should Halt Transgender Military Policy That Costs Billions

Peter Sprigg, CNS News

The financial costs alone are reason enough to put a halt to this policy. Both the Trump administration and Congress should act to postpone implementation of the July 1 transgender recruitment policy, and ultimately roll back a policy that promotes political correctness at the expense of military readiness.

The price of fighting with Trump

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Trump is Trump. He does what he does, which is what he did during the campaign and before. And now, in the White House, he has enlisted his media adversaries, wittingly or not, in a campaign against "fake news" that resonates with his core supporters.

Is The Pentagon Finally Listening To Conservatives On LGBT Issues?

Secretary James Mattis has quietly squelched (at least temporarily) the Obama plan to enlist transgender recruits into the United States military services. However, the question remains whether Mattis plans to kill Obama’s plan or to eventually let it become Pentagon policy.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Cruz foresaw Obamacare mess four years ago; was he a soothsayer?

Republicans can hold onto their base and perhaps foster inroads among other constituencies by pursuing policies that make a difference in people’s lives. For this it doesn’t require a soothsayer to foresee – it just takes political resolve and leadership to accomplish.