No Movement That Embraces Trump Can Call Itself Conservative
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The Other Donald Trump Interview with Hugh Hewitt
HH: Joined now by Donald Trump. Donald Trump, welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt Show, it’s always a pleasure to talk to you.
DT: Thank you, Hugh.
HH: Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you born?
How The Donald Trumped the Republican Party
You know Donald Trump has exercised the “leverage” he always seeks in life when even his bitter adversary, former Texas governor Rick Perry (who called him “a cancer on conservatism”) admits that Trump “helped himself” on Thursday by taking a …
Ben Carson, A Superior Outsider
While Jeb Bush feuds with Donald Trump and others kowtow to him, only one candidate is seriously gaining on him.
Ben Carson is now tied with Trump in one Iowa poll and is close in others. His rise suggests that …
Trump’s Not Just Pledged; He’s ‘Totally Pledged!’
It’s good to know that not only did Donald Trump pledge to support the eventual Republican presidential nominee, he declared he’s “totally” pledged!
This is indeed good news for both Trump and the GOP. One of the few moments that …
Trump v. Carson is Crass v. Class
My Politico column today is on the rise of Ben Carson and his contrast with Donald Trump:
Carson has certainly made the most of his own renown, churning out best-sellers and raking in the speaking fees, but he operates from …
Trump, Bill, Rodney, Et Al.
Among the journalistic offerings yesterday was this: “Does Donald Trump cheat at golf? A Washington Post investigation.” I was reminded of one of my favorite pieces of journalism of the entire 1990s: Byron York’s investigation for The American Spectator …
Reading Sir Charles Cooke’s excellent piece on Donald Trump and his fans, I had a memory of 2000: People mocked my man George W. Bush for saying, or implying, that nothing in his life really counted until he reached the …
What the Other GOP Candidates Can Learn from Trump
According to polls, the No. 1 thing Donald Trump’s fans like about him is that he “tells it like it is.” I think his fans are wrong about this. But that’s a column — actually a lot of columns …
It’s the latest salvo in the Jeb Bush-Donald Trump throwdown: The former Florida governor on Wednesday is releasing a quiz on Facebook targeting voters in the first four early-voting states highlighting the liberal positions held or previously held by the …
People are laughing at the interview that Donald Trump gave to Hugh Hewitt. The Donald is supposed to have embarrassed himself. He is supposed to have proven himself a one-man Abbott-and-Costello team. Quds? Kurds? What’s on second?
Trump was …
Watch Trump’s Commercial for Netanyahu’s Reelection Bid
From last night’s Hugh Hewitt interview of Donald Trump:
HH: And if Israel acts unilaterally against Iran because they view this deal as so bad, will you unequivocally stand by the action of the Netanyahu government?
DT: Of course, I …
Donald Trump’s Appeal Is Based on Yesterday’s News
Aside from the court-ordered dribbling out of Hillary Clinton’s classified-material-filled emails, the big presidential-campaign news of the summer has been the boom for Donald Trump in the race for the Republican nomination. Trump has risen from 3 percent in the …
The great thing about that pledge, Jim, is that if there is anything for which Donald Trump is famous, it is the steadfastness with which he keeps vows. Ask Mrs. Trump.
Or Mrs. Trump.
Or Mrs. Trump.
Trump Signs GOP Loyalty Pledge
Donald Trump announced Thursday that he has signed a loyalty pledge circulated by the Republican National Committee (RNC), promising to back the GOP nominee and forgo an independent run.
The move by the current Republican front-runner theoretically solves a problem …
Have you noticed how often people come up to Donald Trump and tell him he’s right? We don’t get to see or hear all this unsolicited praise, but he assures us he does.
Last week, in an appearance …
Trumponomics and Conservatives
On the home page, Fred Bauer — a regular NRO contributor who will not, I think, protest at being described as one of us “reform conservative” types — makes the case for an “enlightened populism” that learns from Donald Trump’s …
Is the GOP Becoming the Pro-Tax-Hike, Anti-Entitlement Reform Party?
Why is everyone so stressed, angry, and exasperated lately? As noted in the midweek Morning Jolt, Trump-mania is single-handedly changing what the GOP stands for.
Come on, America. Come on! This indicates you’re not even paying attention to the …
In Iowa and New Hampshire, Carly Fiorina Is Rising
An interesting thing is happening in Iowa and New Hampshire, where the early polls matter the most. Carly Fiorina is in third place, and rising. In Iowa, she leads every current and former Republican officeholder and trails only the other …
Trump Has Succeeded in Convincing Conservatives to Discard their Principles Overnight
Since he jumped self-confidently into the political limelight, Donald Trump has been quite the upside-down man. Customarily, primary seasons permit each party’s voters to indulge in a rational process of elimination: First, they discover which candidate most closely agrees …