Donald Trump

The Trump-Kim flattery of convenience

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

The president’s diplomacy was not nothing. New North Korean nuclear tests are probably suspended, at least for now. Mr. Kim no doubt thinks he’s got the president’s number, but he wouldn’t take the risk of upsetting the detente, if detente is what it is, by exploding some of his test bombs until he sees what diplomacy can do. But a birthday greeting and a walk of a few steps into the dark place do not make a “great relationship.” What the president has forged — and it’s no small thing — is an acquaintance of convenience with a brutal tyrant. It can be a useful acquaintance as long as the president keeps in mind what it is, not what he wants it to be.

The Brilliance Of Trump’s Fourth of July Bash

Researchers at Harvard University have found that the July Fourth holiday commemorating the announcement of the Declaration of Independence may still be serving its intended purpose – promoting patriotism. And the even better news is that celebrating Independence Day also seems to make people vote Republican.

Happy Firearms Appreciation Day

We here at CHQ like to think of July 4th as “Firearms Appreciation Day’” because without firearms, and the American prowess with them, there would be no independence to celebrate. The war that turned the Declaration of Independence into a reality was a remarkable triumph that would have been inconceivable had not every man been armed with his own gun.

Assault on America, Day 182: Would Portland's authorities care if Antifa killed someone?

There’s virtually no end to the hypocrisy propounded by the left. And it’s not just the 2020 Democrat presidential candidates doing the holier-than-thou value judging -- it’s anyone arguing people deserve punishment for their political beliefs. Where does it go from here? We’re almost afraid to find out.

Trump proves critics wrong as he advances his North Korea policy with Kim meeting

Fred Fleitz, Fox News

The talks could easily stall or fail again. Trump’s negotiators also know that given North Korea’s long record of violating prior agreements, a new agreement will have to be ironclad. with extremely strong verification provisions. Perhaps Kim will never choose to walk through that door. But perhaps the confidence-building that President Trump has initiated with his personal diplomacy will convince Kim to make a denuclearization deal that formally ends hostilities and allows North Korea to join the community of nations. All Americans should hope President Trump succeeds, because his success in this important endeavor would enhance U.S. national security.

Well, Trump Just Won in 2020

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Trump has to be ecstatic. These people are never going to beat him. Their entire platform consists of forcing Normal Americans to work so that the liberal elite can give free stuff to Democrat constituents and illegal aliens. They also want to ensure that the United States obeys the dictates of the transnational global elite when it comes to sucking up to those few foreigners who haven’t yet snuck in here for subsidized dental work. Yeah, Americans are totally going to applaud like the trained seals in the Colbert audience for reversing Trump’s policy of making the euroweenies pick up the tab for their own defense and for reinstating the Paris Accords.

Democrats Hate It When Peace Breaks Out

Trump as a successful peacemaker on the Korean Peninsula does not help the Democrats defeat him in the 2020 election, so the Democrats and their media allies have suddenly become adverse to peace with North Korea and prefer what was known during the Cold War as brinksmanship or a reversion to the failed policies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

Time For A Federal Takeover Of Portland, Oregon

If President Eisenhower could send federal troops to Little Rock, Arkansas to regain order when local elected officials joined white supremacist rioters opposed to integration, then President Trump can send federal troops to Portland, Oregon to regain control of a city where local elected officials have ceded control of the streets to a Leftist terrorist organization.

Assault on America, Day 181: Joe Biden is no racist, but he’s got plenty of other disorders

Political pundits are paid big bucks to make mountains out of molehills, and that’s exactly what took place last week in raking Joe Biden over hot coals for his feeble response to Kamala Harris’s “That little girl was me” monologue. Biden’s past will follow him alright, but not because of racism.

A Lesson For Democrats From Jimmy Dean

When Jimmy Dean sells sausage, he doesn’t show his customers how the sausage is made and what goes into it – there are no pictures on TV of pigs being herded into the packing plant, killed and ground-up. Fortunately for President Trump, today's Far Left Democrats are showing their customers not only how the sausage is made, but who in America is going to be killed, ground up and stuffed into the casing if a Democrat is elected president.

Is Kamala Harris Eligible To Be President?

The argument against Ted Cruz being a "natural born" citizen went something like this: To be a “natural born” citizen, one must be born within the territory of the United States, to two citizen parents. Applying the same historical and legal arguments used against Senator Cruz to Kamala Harris it appears she is not a “natural born” citizen, rather she is more like America’s most high profile and least grateful anchor baby.

Assault on America, Day 180: Democrats are more than an obstacle to sanity, they’re a burden

Last week Democrats demonstrated they’ll stop at nothing to defeat President Trump next year, including raising phony concerns that he won’t leave office when the time comes and also by withholding money to simply execute America’s immigration laws. All in all, a shameful display.

The Media's Speeding Ticket on Tagging Trump With Rape

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

We should all agree we want to have a president who is not a rapist. The liberals and the Trump haters turned the page back to when Juanita Broaddrick accused Bill Clinton 20 years ago, insisting that conservatives made her a cause celebre. Yes, that's true. But there's at least one important difference: the speed of the journalism.vNew York Magazine released the story on Friday, June 21, shortly after noon. It was launched on "NBC Nightly News" ... after about six hours. Who needs time for vetting the evidence? But when NBC News reporter Lisa Myers interviewed Broaddrick back in 1999, NBC sat on the story for more than a month, insisting it was undercooked, not ready for broadcast. The timing was transparently political.

The U.S. Can Afford to Stay Calm with Iran

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

How can the U.S. deter Iranian escalation without getting into an unpopular war before the heated 2020 election? It merely needs to persist in the present standoff: Ramp up the sanctions even tighter and ignore pathetic Iranian attacks on foreign ships. If Tehran preemptively attacks an American ship or plane, it will be met by a disproportionate response, preferably one aimed not at civilian infrastructure but at the Iranian military hierarchy, Revolutionary Guard, and theocratic elite. Otherwise, the Trump administration can sit back and monitor Iran’s international ostracism and economic isolation while remaining unpredictable and enigmatic, ready to hit back hard at any attack on Americans.

Democrats In Debate Double Down On The Issue That Lost Them The 2016 Election

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
As New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan said, the Democrats have “slammed the door” on Catholics, our Faith, our Church, and our traditions. Democrats are so beholden to Planned Parenthood, Far Left Hollywood celebrities and radical feminists that they are blind to the fact that their position on abortion alienates the country’s largest group of swing voters.

Sugarcoating Socialism

After Bernie’s opening it seemed like everyone in the Democratic debate, except Governor Hickenlooper, started with “I agree with Bernie” or some variation thereof. It seems that there is no problem, from income inequality, to the alleged climate crisis, to war, to unwanted pregnancy that socialism can’t cure.

Assault on America, Day 177: That’s it? America groans as filled-out Dem field fails to astound

America breathed a sigh of relief as the Democrat presidential candidates wrapped up their first “debates” of the 2020 cycle. Predictably, nothing much was ventured, nothing gained. Joe Biden will keep leading until he shoots himself in the foot -- or Democrats dump all of them and start over.

Can Trump Actually Win the Black Vote?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

It would seem tantamount to insanity to suggest that Donald Trump could win, or even make a sizable dent in, the African-American vote in 2020, but I submit that it's not quite as crazy as it sounds and he should give it a serious shot. He should go into the black community as often as possible and make his case. This would be using identity politics in order to destroy it. (A noble task. Good riddance.) Trump clearly has a good case to make — black and Hispanic unemployment are at their lowest numbers ever. These stats have been repeated so often a good portion of these minorities already knows them. But there's no harm in repeating and making sure.

Last Night’s Fauxahontas Show

Warren’s mini biography about growing up poor in Oklahoma, and “I will fight for you” was easily the strongest close. Author Saeed Jones may have summed up last night's debate best when he tweeted, “Elizabeth Warren’s ability to remain patient and thoughtful while sharing the stage with such a diverse array of ambitious losers is commendable.”

Assault on America, Day 176: First ten Dems debate, the winner is caffeine & anti-depressants

The only thing that was conclusively proven on Wednesday night was the Democrats will struggle to nominate a candidate who can match the prominence of Donald Trump. Trump may not be universally popular, but everybody knows him -- more than can be said for this sorry bunch of Democrat wannabes.