Donald Trump

How Trump is Drawing in Democrats

Monica Crowley, Washington Times

Mr. Trump isn’t going to win over huge numbers of black voters, but given his unconventional candidacy, he may attract enough black voters to win. Throughout the primaries, he has demonstrated substantial crossover appeal to Democrats, many of whom crossed party lines to vote for him (over 100,000 in Pennsylvania alone).

Krauthammer: Trump’s Supreme Court Picks ‘Will Have A Dramatic Effect’ On GOP Unity

Steve Guest, Daily Caller

Appearing on Fox News’s “Special Report” on Wednesday, host Bret Baier asked if Trump naming his nominees to the Supreme Court had any impact on Republican unity, to which Krauthammer said, “I think it will have a dramatic effect in doing that. The one thing holding back people who have resisted supporting Trump or at least the major thing is the fear of what a Clinton presidency would do to the Supreme Court and how it would change it for a generation.”

Trump seeks truce with big GOP donors

David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

Trump's formation of two joint fundraising agreements with the RNC is common practice — and smart. The GOP standard bearer is running against a Hillary Clinton machine that could spend as much as $2 billion to defeat him, and this approach could help him even the playing field.

Donald Trump mentions rape in discussing Bill Clinton

Nick Gass, Politico

The allegations raised against Donald Trump in a recent New York Times article are nothing compared to the Clintons’ history, the presumptive Republican nominee said in an interview with Fox News’ “Hannity” aired Wednesday night.

Trump: Missing EgyptAir flight looks like terrorism

Kyle Balluck, The Hill

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump early Thursday weighed in on a missing EgyptAir flight, saying it looks “like yet another terrorist attack.” “When will we get tough, smart and vigilant?” he asked on Twitter.

Pining for Perot

Steve Berman, The Resurgent

A #NeverTrump third party run is more like Ross Perot in 1992. Perot was a cross between Trump and Ron Paul, but he was the real thing versus a Macy’s Thanksgiving parade inflatable of himself. I voted for Perot in ’92. Now I pine for Perot, who threw himself on the funeral pyre in protest of the “read my lips” betrayal.

The Shameless New York Times

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

It's safe to say that Trump is no one's idea of Mr. Manners. His rudeness toward women was summarized by Fox's Megyn Kelly at the first GOP debate. And the way Trump treated her afterward underlined it. But The New York Times now has no right whatsoever to pass judgment on presidential candidates and their treatment of women.

Trump: 'Absolutely I have regrets'

Rebecca Savransky, The Hill

"Absolutely I have regrets," Trump said in an interview with Fox's Megyn Kelly that aired Tuesday night. "I don't think I'm going to discuss what the regrets are, but absolutely I could've done certain things differently." Trump said he could have used different language in a few of instances, but is overall "very happy" with the outcome.

Trump boasts about 'tremendous cash flow' in new financial report

Nick Gass, Politico

While the 104-page document is not yet publicly available from the Federal Election Commission, Trump said it is the “largest in the history of the FEC” – his prior one was 92 pages – and that his runaway business success is “the kind of thinking the country needs.”

Rep Dave Brat Weighs In On Trump, America’s Unsustainable Debt Problem

Juliegrace Brufke, Daily Caller

While the Republican party appears to be shifting away from the establishment toward a more populist direction, Brat says many lawmakers are not taking the hint voters want to see something different.

Romney’s Third-Party Delusion

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

If Romney believes that Trump is an unacceptable nominee and would be an intolerable president, and that Republicans have a moral obligation to prevent this, why does Romney not man up and take on the assignment himself?

Republicans trust Trump over Ryan to lead party

Kelly Cohen, Washington Examiner

Republicans are more inclined to trust Donald Trump over House Speaker Paul Ryan to lead the GOP, according to a new poll. Fifty-eight percent trust the presumed Republican presidential nominee to lead the party over the Wisconsin congressman, according to a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey Weekly Tracking poll.

Trump creating committees to raise big money for GOP

Alex Isenstadt and Kenneth P. Vogel, Politico

The creation of the joint fundraising committees comes as Trump and the Republican Party are taking steps to mend the wounds left by a contentious primary during which the anti-establishment candidate repeatedly called out the GOP’s leaders and donors — sometimes in deeply personal terms.

Kasich 'not inclined' to be Trump's VP

Jesse Byrnes, The Hill

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said during a CNN interview broadcast Monday night that he's "not inclined" to be presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump's running mate. "It would be very hard for me, unless he were to change all of his views and become a uniter, for me to get in the middle of this thing," Kasich told CNN's Anderson Cooper.

Nolte Quit 2 Months Ago, Breitbart’s Loss Is Everyone’s Gain

Steve Berman, The Resurgent

Breitbart News has sold out, not to Trump’s candidacy, but to crass, ugly, filthy money. The Donald may be into overglitzed burlesque and gold-plated opulence, but at least his burlesque has some degree of style (sometimes tasteless, but definitely with style). Breitbart lacks even the most basic spray-on version of class. It’s a walking, animated, Internet billboard for a truckstop strip club.

Larry Craig: A Case for Donald Trump - Muslim Immigration

CHQ reader and author Larry A. Craig says bringing Muslims into our country could be the single worst mistake in our nation’s history. Our nation will bend to their will, first through polite accommodation, then through demands for equality and fairness, and then frankly you will be afraid not to give them everything they want because, frankly, you will be afraid of what will happen if you don’t. Bad laws can be undone.  Bad taxes and bad trade policies can be undone.  Bad immigration cannot. Donald Trump is the only candidate for president who has talked about stopping, even if only temporarily, Muslim immigration to America.