Donald Trump

Outsiders vs. Insiders: At long last Trump budget puts American taxpayers above tax takers

The left and the establishment want to be rid of Trump because he represents a true departure from the status quo in Washington. Trump’s budget is proof positive there’s a new game in town. Would Jeb Bush have proposed to drastically reduce social spending?

Obamacare Is Working Great… In DC

DC Health Link has 20 private health insurance options to choose from, big companies like CareFirst and Kaiser Permanente. For 2017 small businesses -- like the United States Congress -- have 151 health plan options from Aetna, CareFirst, Kaiser and United. However, if you live in Virginia, Iowa, Tennessee or someplace else in flyover country you may be down to one or no choice in health insurance.

Abroad, Trump acts like a competent, conventional president

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

My tentative conclusion is that Trump is more of a conventional president than he promised or than his critics fear. His early-morning tweets are unnerving; his propensity for unrehearsed ad libs is potentially dangerous; his taste in interior decoration is appalling. Now the question is whether Trump, after acting like a president abroad, can start doing so at home.

Trump Tells Muslim World To Stop Enabling Terrorism

Megan Opera, The Federalist

Trump wants to make it clear that it’s the Muslim world, not the United States, that must lead the way in pushing back against Islamism. Part and parcel of that message is the fact that the United States isn’t going to bring democracy to the world as part of its counter-terrorism strategy—a significant departure from the Bush administration’s strategic efforts to establish democratic regimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Trump Surges in Polls During First Foreign Trip

Ken Klukowski, Breitbart

While polls taken before his multinational tour showed the president’s polls numbers dropping several points in the wake of news developments cast in a negative light by many establishment media outlets, Rasmussen may be the first daily tracker to reflect the positive news emerging from Trump’s meetings and summits, in which the American president looks commanding, decisive, gracious, and very much belonging on the world stage alongside other leaders, many of whom are praising him and looking for U.S. support.

Trump Tax Cut Will Boost Jobs And Growth

Stephen Moore, Investor's Business Daily

In 1983, the economic growth rate during the first months of the Reagan tax cuts eclipsed 8%, and economists and politicians started yelping that the economy was churning so fast it was "overheating." That rapid return to prosperity helped the Gipper win a 49-state landslide the next year. Now we're being told that America can't grow at even a mediocre 3%? If liberals don't believe that Trump can succeed where Obama failed, there is an obvious way to find out. Get out of Trump's way and let's see if he can prove it.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Why chasing ghosts in the Trump/Russia affair will cost Dems dearly

Democrats and the media are hanging all their hopes on the unlikely prospect that some damaging evidence will turn up linking Trump to Russia. When it doesn’t happen – and they have to return to talking about the issues – they’ll face an angry public just itching to make them pay.

How Pope Francis Is Undercutting Donald Trump

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

From Archbishop Joseph Tobin on the East Coast to Cardinal Cupich (in Chicago) to Bishop McElroy (in San Diego), the bishops are operating like anti-Trump lobbyists. During the 2016 campaign — which featured a visit by Bernie Sanders to the Vatican (the only presidential candidate to receive an invitation, tellingly) — Francis’s aides and favorite bishops seethed with hatred for Trump. They were thrilled when Pope Francis declared Trump “not Christian” for proposing a “wall” between the United States and Mexico.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Media will bash Trump mercilessly until Americans decide it's too much

The country won’t improve until Americans call out the media in large enough numbers to not only affect the bottom-line, but also pull the plug on the false assumptions underlying the liberal agenda. Only then will we realize how much is too much.

A Special Prosecutor for Criminal Leaks

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

When Trump gets home from his trip, he should direct Justice to establish an office inside the FBI to investigate all illegal leaks since his election and all security leaks that are de facto felonies, and name a special prosecutor to head up the investigation.

Donald Trump Has Done An Amazing Job At His Most Important Job

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Trump needs to start rewarding loyalty while punishing disloyalty, do some housecleaning, and get himself a competent Chief of Staff who is focused on running the staff instead of running his mouth to the enemy. Otherwise, the President needs to simply drive on. Every day Trump stays in office is another day Hillary is not in office. And that’s a win.

How Trump brought a dying Russia investigation back to life

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

It would be easy to explain away the stories about Trump saying he fired "nut job" Comey to get him off his back about Russia as smears from anonymous leakers, even with the White House's failure to issue an unequivocal denial, if the president himself didn't seem preoccupied with the Russia investigation. Trump has given his opponents a new opening into what only recently looked like a dead end. It makes Republicans nervous.

Anderson Cooper and the Trump Dump Kerfuffle

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

The larger point here, though unwittingly raised in all this brouhaha, is that the reaction to Anderson’s comment perhaps shows in unintentional fashion that America and Americans would do well to, well, chill out. Have a sense of humor, for heaven’s sake. If America’s biggest problem in life is Americans being offended by something Anderson Cooper said on CNN, then, well, America has a problem of another kind all together.

President Trump’s Christian Pilgrimage

With Christians around the world under attack as never before, and some of Christianity’s most ancient congregations in danger of extinction, we hope President Trump’s visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher will mark the renewal of America's long commitment to protecting persecuted Christians.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Irascible impeachment talk is Democrats’ most asinine rant to date

In the end Donald Trump’s presidency will likely rise or fall with the conclusions of the special counsel on the Russian-meddling investigation. If the case against him is truly as flimsy as it appears on the surface, Democrats are the ones who will suffer the most from pursuing it.

Counterpoint: President Trump Should Stop Killing for Saudi Royals

Why is President Trump doubling down on an unnecessary Middle Eastern war on behalf of an authoritarian regime guilty of promoting Islamic radicalism? Washington should not sacrifice U.S. interests to benefit the Saudi royals.

Huge Arms Sale to Saudis Makes Trump-Russia Collusion Ridiculous

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Selling three hundred and fifty billion in advanced weaponry to Saudi Arabia is not just aimed at the obvious target -- Iran. It is also aimed at Iran's big brother Russia. And there is no way that relatively impoverished oligarchy can possibly keep up, not in the long run anyway. They don't have the rubles.

Trump’s Berating of Comey for the Consumption of Our Enemies

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

The problem with this incident is not that it makes more likely the possibility that Trump colluded with Russia. The problem is that it suggests that Trump isn’t distinguishing friend from foe, Americans from America’s enemies. I don’t care about the “Russia collusion” narrative. I’m talking about a president who must know there is a more destructive narrative about his fitness, for which he cannot seem to stop providing ammunition.

Harvard study: CNN, NBC Trump coverage 93 percent negative

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The Harvard scholars analyzed the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and the main newscasts (not talk shows) of CBS, CNN, Fox and NBC during Trump's initial time in office. They found, to no one's surprise, that Trump absolutely dominated news coverage in the first 100 days. And then they found that news coverage was solidly negative — 80 percent negative among those outlets studied, versus 20 percent positive.

Anti-Trump Democrats Invite Chaos

Ted Van Dyk, Wall Street Journal

Trump haters disregard an old rule of politics and history: In the end, voters always choose order over disorder. Kicking Mr. Trump to the curb wouldn’t return the country to the pre-Trump status quo. It would likely bring forth new law-and-order leadership more disciplined and conservative than Mr. Trump’s.