Donald Trump

The Trump Doctrine

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Trump should move expeditiously to lay out and fix the broad outlines of his foreign policy, which entails rebuilding our military while beginning the cancellation of war guarantees that have no connection to U.S. vital interests. We cannot continue to bankrupt ourselves to fight other countries’ wars or pay other countries’ bills.

Was Trump the only Republican who could have won this year?

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

When all is said and done, Trump will probably receive 306 electoral votes. Which of his primary opponents could have accomplished what House Speaker Paul Ryan described as an "enormous" and "incredible political feat" by replicating his huge rural white voter turnout or replacing it with other voting blocs?

Donald Trump Will Prove to Be One of the Greatest and Most Consequential Presidents

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

No one will ever approach Washington or Lincoln, but Trump is positioned to be one of our most important leaders and be a true change-maker, turning this country around at a time when American power and greatness were on the wane.

In Defense of Steve Bannon and Relevant Conservatism

Driving Steve Bannon from public life is the endgame of the Left, and some in the Republican establishment, because he’s made conservatism again relevant to the concerns of working America, exposed the lies and smug elitism of the ruling class and in the process built a winning coalition to strip them of power.

Yes, Trump is Going to Dump the Iran Deal

Fortunately, for America and for those who voted for Trump because of his stated goal of undoing the Obama – Clinton foreign policy blunders, such as the disastrous Iran nuclear deal, we have assurance from our friend Fred Fleitz that Trump hasn’t abandoned his plans to dump the Iran deal.

Transition to Trump: For the frenzied news media, the “World turned upside down”

Donald Trump’s adding of Stephen Bannon to his staff has truly turned the media’s world upside down. Plus, The Freedom Caucus will be Trump’s best friend in Congress, and, Donald Trump puts next generation of potential Republican candidates in deep-freeze.

Will Reince Priebus Undermine Trump’s Revolution As James Baker Did Reagan’s?

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

Forewarned is forearmed. When President-elect Ronald Reagan chose establishment Republican James Baker III as his White House Chief of Staff, he nearly killed the Reagan Revolution by bringing a Fifth Column of establishment opponents of his policies into his White House.

Obamacare Repeal: Trump Has a Mandate

David Catron, The American Spectator

Last Tuesday’s exit polls have a story to tell about Obamacare for anyone willing to listen: “Voters feeling that the law went too far are breaking decisively for Trump, 80 percent to 13 percent.” In flyover country, we call this a mandate.

Trump outsmarts media as he sets sights on Obama’s divisive, racialist policies

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Race relations in this country have not been this ugly and strained in decades. The president’s divisive, racialist language and posture throughout his presidency has set the country back many, many painful years. Now we have a new president. He sweeps into office with a clear and bold mandate from the people.

Trump: 'I'll take $1 a year' as president

Cyra Master, The Hill

President-elect Donald Trump will take $1 a year as his presidential salary. Trump made the revelation on Sunday nights “60 Minutes,” telling Lesley Stahl that he didn’t even know what the presidential salary is.

Donald Trump's Brady and Belichick problem

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

Not long ago, it would have been totally uncontroversial for Belichick and Brady to hobnob with Trump, who regularly appeared in commercials and made cameo appearances in sitcoms like "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." But in some quarters, Trump has now become toxic.

Rank And File Union Members In The Rust Belt Propelled Trump To The White House

Ted Goodman, Daily Caller

Trump’s message on jobs, trade and the economy resonated in battleground states that turned red for the first time in decades. Trump was able to take in a good number of rank and file union members who usually vote Democrat, even though many union leaders threw support behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Obama’s Fair Words and Foul Deeds on the Transition

No matter what he says about a smooth transition, Obama is still President and that means his Far-Left agenda will continue unabated until Donald Trump takes the oath of office.

Transition to Trump: Insiders find themselves on the outside in Donald Trump’s world

Donald Trump’s election did not squelch differences of opinion on who should be part of his administration, including the top names on his White House staff. Plus, Should Trump include Democrats in his administration?

Trump Win Forges New Coalition

Greg C, Radio America Online News Bureau

“We have a new coalition now, and that’s the Trump populist and the constitutional grassroots conservatives.  That’s going to be a governing coalition for many years to come.  I think it’s going to be exciting to watch this new coalition without being interfered with by the Bushes of the world and the Mitt Romney wing of the party,” said ConservativeHQ.com Chairman Richard Viguerie.

A Great Opening

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

For the historic opportunity Trump and the Republican Party have been given by his stunning and unanticipated victory of November 8 will not last long. His adversaries and enemies in politics and press are only temporarily dazed and reeling. This great opening should be exploited now.

What I Knew About Donald

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

Trump brought his ideas to the campaign along with attributes perfectly suited for America’s new era of politics. Shall we call it the New Politics of 2016? The progressive left was bankrupt. It was delusional. It lived in the past. Donald could bring the talents of a successful builder and entrepreneur to government. He lived in the world of finance and of entertainment. We have an entertainment culture, and now he would make politics entertaining.

Trump's Secret Weapon: Obama

Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal

Deep Democratic fissures have been on display for years, with Mrs. Clinton’s rancorous primary against Bernie Sanders only the most recent example. But the media chose to ignore this and instead to obsess about largely superficial GOP divisions. All along this election has been portrayed as a referendum on Mr. Trump. Tuesday’s results are far better viewed as a thundering repudiation, at every level, of Mr. Obama’s governing and policies.

Maybe stop calling Trump supporters dumb

Ashe Schow, Washington Examiner

Having an alternative view doesn't make someone "dumb," and dismissing those without a college degree who voted for Trump as such is precisely part of what motivated them to vote for Trump in the first place.

Mr. Trump, Personnel IS Policy. Say No Thanks To Chris Christie As Attorney General

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been a loyal supporter of Donald Trump and undoubtedly deserves a political payoff for his support. We suggest Ambassador to Someplace Warm that does not have an Islamism problem, perhaps the Republic of Vanuatu, but certainly not Attorney General.