is Donald Trump a conservative?

Conservatives: What Then Must We Do In the Age of Trump?

Timothy Daughtry, Townhall

By 2020, the far left’s agenda will be four years further along, Clinton and her appointees will have opened our elections to millions of illegal aliens by executive, administrative, or judicial fiat. Even the most ideal conservative candidate will be swamped by millions of new left wing voters. America will effectively become a one-party country ruled by far-left Democrats.

My Meeting With Donald Trump: What Trump Got Right On The Conservative Agenda (Part 2 of 4)

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

Not many politicians would use the word “hell” in a room full of Evangelical preachers, Catholic priests and lay ministers of who knows how many denominations, but Trump did and to heavy applause because of the self-evident truth of his answer. 

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 Industrial Belt Appeal

Joel Kotkin, Real Clear Politics

Donald Trump has an opening, right through the middle of the country. From the Appalachians to the Rockies, much of the American heartland is experiencing a steady decline in its fortunes, with growing fears about its prospects in a Democratic-dominated future. This could prove the road to victory for Trump.

Trump Beats Clinton the Way He Beat Bush

Daniel McCarthy, The American Conservative
Over Memorial Day weekend, the Libertarian Party nominated two Republican ex-governors, Gary Johnson and William Weld, as its ticket for November, while Bill Kristol assured Twitter that there would be neoconservative-friendly “independent” on the ballot as well. Hillary Clinton led Trump by just 1 point in the RealClearPolitics aggregate of national polling, but as polls catch up to these events, Trump is sunk. Isn’t he? Not so fast...

Trump: American Workers and Soldiers, United, Will Never Be Defeated

James P. Pinkerton, Breitbart

I’m not talking about uniting with the #NeverTrump dead-enders, because, frankly, they are too few in number to really worry about. Instead, I’m talking about healing the ancient split between religions and regions, as well as the occupational split that has cleaved the working/middle class. If Trump can fully heal those three splits — those lingering wounds to the body politic — he will not only win in November but win big. 

In The Church of Establishmentarians Trump Is Evil

Esther Goldberg, The American Spectator

Many of this Church’s priests are “columnists, media pundits, public intellectuals and politicians” whose role is to preach about the application of the principles of True Conservatism to public policy and good government. The authentic Priests have already identified themselves publicly as #NeverTrump, meaning that there is no way in Hell that they will ever cast a vote for Trump.

About Those Tax Returns, Mr. Trump

Ben Stein, The American Spectator

Mr. Trump has refused to release his tax returns. He said he could not because he was being audited. I like Mr. Trump and I am a Republican, but this is obvious nonsense. Just complete gibberish. 

Where Trump And The GOP Platform Collide

Alex Pfeiffer, The Daily Caller

Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee, but he shares many differences with the party he now represents. Just take a look at the official GOP platform.

Let Me Ask America a Question

Donald J. Trump, The Wall Street Journal

I, for one, am not interested in defending a system that for decades has served the interest of political parties at the expense of the people. Members of the club—the consultants, the pollsters, the politicians, the pundits and the special interests—grow rich and powerful while the American people grow poorer and more isolated.

It’s About Who Can Beat The GOP Establishment AND Hillary

Crushing the Washington Cartel is only half the job. Trump has proven that he is great at tearing down the old order, but his lack of discipline has alienated key elements of the coalition necessary to defeat Hillary Clinton and win the election. We urge conservatives and populists to vote Ted Cruz in the Wisconsin Republican Primary and beyond.

Mr. Trump, What Made America Great in the First Place?

An Open Letter to Donald Trump (and His Supporters) about His Commitment to Following and Enforcing the Constitution From Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman And Mark J. Fitzgibbons, Esq.

Cruz Challenges Trump To One-On-One Debate Moderated By Mark Levin: "If Donald Is Afraid Of Megyn Kelly"

Real Clear Politics

Ted Cruz told Mark Levin, "I'm happy to do an hour an a half with Donald, any time, with no moderator, sometime before the Iowa caucuses."

Cruz, not Trump, looking like GOP favorite for 2016

Chris Cillizza, Chicago Tribune

Cruz is positioned as the most conservative candidate in the race. Although Trump gets all the attention for his over-the-top statements, Cruz has staked out a position on the far right on virtually every major hot-button issue, including immigration, Obamacare, national security and the fight against the Islamic State militant group. A Washington Post-ABC News November poll showed that Cruz's numbers are in the stratosphere among voters who identify themselves as "very" conservative.

Why Ted Cruz Could Have A Real Shot At The GOP Nomination

Arnie Seipel, NPR

Perhaps the clearest sign that Ted Cruz is seriously challenging Donald Trump's dominance in the Republican primary race is that Trump has started attacking him.

GOP establishment worries about Cruz-Trump showdown

Theodore Schleifer, CNN

The GOP establishment, confronted by a recalcitrant electorate that refuses to leave Donald Trump, is being forced to take a fresh look at Ted Cruz, a man with grassroots strength in key early primary states and few friends in Washington.

Trump on Radical Islam

morning Joe

We have a president that won't even mention the term or the name. I don't know what his problem is. Nobody understands it. He won't mention radical Islamic terrorism. He won't mention it. It could be from a different planet as far as he's concerned...

Trump Adds Fuel to Immigration Debate in Florida

Caitlin Huey-Burns, Real Clear Politics

During a speech to the Sunshine Summit (organized by the Florida GOP) that featured almost all of the presidential contenders, Trump said the candidates would not be talking about immigration had he not entered the race.

The Not Ready for Prime Time Bush

Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal

It‘s widely believed among high Jeb supporters that Mr. Trump—“The Gong Show,” as they call him—has kept Mr. Bush from rising. But Mr. Trump isn’t the problem, he was the revealer of the problem: Jeb just isn’t very good at this.

‘The Trump Doctrine Is Very Simple — It’s Strength’

Christian Datoc, The Daily Caller

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump outlined a “very simple” Trump doctrine during his Sunday interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.” "The Trump doctrine is very simple. It’s strength. It’s strength. Nobody’s going to mess with us. Our military is going to be made much stronger," said Trump.