Donald Trump

What Could Sink Trump’s Chances in 2020?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Elections are not popularity contests. If they were, Trump might well lose handily, given that his approval ratings are consistently below 50 percent. Instead, they are choices between good and better — or bad and worse — candidates. Trump's near-animal energy belies his age. Some of his potential opponents — Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren — are in their 70s and seem to show their age more than Trump does. Add up all these factors, and a currently unpopular Trump will still likely be harder to beat than his confident media detractors and enraged progressive critics can imagine.

Assault on America, Day 233: Time, events and the Democrat Party have passed Obama by

No one ever said being on the political outside is easy, something former President Barack Obama is discovering. Obama lost his influence the minute he exited the Oval Office, so much so he couldn’t even convince his VP not to run and ruin his legacy. And there’s nothing he can do about it now.

Buying Greenland: Trump haters mock the idea, but China is paying attention

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

The usual panic from the jealous chattering class over Greenland once again reveals the Democrats and envious Trump haters’ biggest unforced error — constantly underestimating Donald Trump. This requires deliberately maintaining a remarkable ignorance about the economic and national security issues we face as a nation. In 2017, Greenland’s prime minister flew to China and asked, “Chinese state-run banks to finance the new commercial airports." While Democrats and resisters continue to chase their tails, it would serve them well to stop and admit that American exceptionalism is back. For everyone.

How Long Before Hong Kong Suffers Bloody Communist Crackdown?

Demands by Hong Kong citizens for freedom and government accountability represent an existential threat to the system of social credit-imposed conformity that now undergirds Communist Chinese society. The United States must be prepared to confront the Communist Chinese strongly and firmly if and when the much-anticipated crackdown comes.

Assault on America, Day 232: Trump’s trade tariffs deserve time -- and patience -- to work

Whether or not President Trump’s trade tariffs bring the world around, it was worth the effort to try and correct decades of imbalance between the U.S. and China. For far too long people merely complained about cheaters and theft -- Trump deserves credit for stepping up and doing something about it.

Trump: 'Vote for me, or else'

Cal Thomas, Washington Times

Early polls are usually meaningless, but there are warning signs that should be heeded. There is the issue of deportment, something taught at home and in school when I was a child. Manners, character, honesty, consistency and how others see you were also traits thought important to instill in young men and women. Is the economy all that matters? Have we become that cynical? We are, or ought to be, more than what we possess. The president might win a second term, insulting along the way, but will it have been worth it if he continues to appeal to the worst devils that are also in our nature?

Assault on America, Day 231: Prepare for the ‘Office of White Supremacy’ if Dems win in 2020

Thanks to Booker and “Beto” the 2020 campaign just got that much nastier. We’re still over a year away from the fall general election contest and it promises to be the ugliest one on record. Democrats aren’t holding back anymore -- anyone who supports Trump is a “racist.” And you could end up on a watch list in the White House.

Media Talking The Economy Into A Recession To Defeat Trump

From our perspective we think Ainsley Earhardt of Fox and Friends had it right when she laid the blame for the growing talk of an economic recession on the media's attitude against Trump. “They do not want him to win again and they don’t like that the economy is doing well, apparently," said Ms. Earhardt.

Assault on America, Day 230: Dem losers make great candidates for intra-party advancement

As long as there are elections there will be losers and a good share of them will be Democrats. Such candidates should take heart; their party not only sees them as unlucky and unfortunate, it also likely considers them good contenders for even higher offices. Stacy Abrams for VP? What a joke.

Trump Bets His Presidency on Tariffs as a Recession Looms

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Trump seeks to throw out a free trade policy that, rooted in 19th-century ideology rather than U.S. national interests, threw open American markets to the world and produced, over three decades, $12 trillion in trade deficits and a loss of 70,000 factories and five million manufacturing jobs. The weapon Trump is using to stop this looting is tariffs, a price of admission into the U.S. market. Trump is using tariffs to coerce China to stop cheating on the trade rules we have established and grant us the same access to her markets as Chinese producers have to American markets. And he is betting his presidency he can pull it off.

Trump and Tone

Roger Kimball, American Greatness

It would be a good thing, not a bad thing for us to have good relations with Russia. I think it is good that he chats up the chubby dictator from North Korea even as he maintains a punishing regime of sanctions on the hermit empire. I think it is a good strategy to dispense some honeyed words in President Xi’s direction, to tell the world what an impressive leader he is, while imposing billions in tariffs in order to encourage the Chinese to play fair. Where there is no alternative there is no problem. What’s the alternative to Donald Trump on any of these issues? Joe Biden? Elizabeth Warren? Bernie Sanders? To ask the question is to answer it.

Assault on America, Day 229: Bar-B-Q, political choices and Dems -- a snapshot of life in 2019

Joaquin Castro likely did Texas based Bill Miller Bar-B-Q a favor (in the business sense) by publishing the name of its owner as a Trump backer. Texas conservatives’ response has been overwhelming -- but what does it say about our culture and society when it’s okay to potentially ruin someone’s existence over a political view? Think about it.

Assault on America, Day 226: If 2020 Democrat candidates were in training, they’d all be cut

With Joe Biden looking increasingly tired, careworn and unable to get his thoughts straight, Democrats have a heck of a problem. Like a football team with no one backing up an aging and failing quarterback, the party is desperately searching for another option -- and time is running out.

'The Hunt' movie reveals just how far liberals' derangement will take them

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

Mr. Trump has been the one steady, reasonable voice in the midst of this "The Hunt" madness. In his statement after the El Paso and Dayton shootings, he condemned racism and bigotry, but also dared to address the multitude of issues we face, “We must recognize that the internet has provided a dangerous avenue to radicalize disturbed minds and perform demented acts. … We must stop the glorification of violence in our society. … It is too easy today for troubled youth to surround themselves with a culture that celebrates violence. …” High-profile liberals say Trump is the problem: Perhaps they need to look in the mirror.

Assault on America, Day 225: Cultural retreat spells death for conservatives hoping to MAGA

Conservatives won’t realize cultural success until there’s a determined effort among those with a say to engage with liberals on their own turf and refuse to bow to political correctness wherever it’s found. Retreating before the battle is joined is the last thing we should do if we’re truly to Make America Great Again.

Yes, China is the Greater Menace

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

For three years, the U.S. establishment has not ceased to howl about Russia’s theft of emails of the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign. Yet the greatest cybercrime of the century was Beijing’s theft in 2014 of the personnel files of 22 million applicants and employees of the U.S. government, many of them holding top-secret clearances. Undeniably, Russia is a rival. But Putin’s economy is the size of Italy’s while China’s economy challenges our own. And China’s population is 10 times that of Russia, and four times that of the USA. Manifestly, China is the greater menace. This issue is likely to decide the destiny of our relations and the future of Asia, if not the world.

Assault on America, Day 224: Does Biden really think being a minority equates to being poor?

Nearly as predictable as the tides, Joe Biden will keep making speeches and he’ll continue saying things that cause decent people to shake their heads. Democrats must decide whether they want a presidential nominee who seems to be slipping more and more as the days go on. What will they do?

Assault on America, Day 223: Americans buying guns is the rational response to mass shootings

Americans aren’t stupid; they see what’s happening in the country and can be trusted to take rational approaches to complex problems -- like purchasing a firearm for personal protection. The political class always jumps to conclusions, and often times they’re the wrong ones for the wrong reasons.

Trump Is Unlikely To Commit Political Suicide by Betraying Us On Guns

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Any move toward the Democrat position that our basic gun rights are negotiable or that we can be disarmed in any way would be utterly unacceptable. And Trump knows this – he knows what we will and will not tolerate. He’s certainly not like the Fredocon GOP goofs who get MSNBC hits because they are eager to submit to the media’s narrative. He’s too smart to do exactly what the Democrats are using this furor to try to trick him into doing – create a rift between him and his base so one of the 272 pinko morons running for the Donkey nom can sneak in and win an election that right now is Trump’s to lose. Trump does not want to lose.

Media go far beyond Trump Derangement Syndrome in attacking president

Dan Gainor, Fox News

The anti-Trump media went off the deep end this past week, concocting horror stories about the president they love to hate. I’m not talking Trump Derangement Syndrome. That’s so 2016. I’m talking about peddling absolutely crazy stories. These include claims that President Trump wants to exterminate Latinos and is honoring Hitler’s birthday. And on top of this, many in the media attacked anyone who dared express support for the Second Amendment of the Constitution. MSNBC led the way, with its on-air personalities saying things that would get normal humans fired from jobs, de-platformed online and disowned by their families. Four examples.