Donald Trump

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 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.

Did The Smug Liberals Of The Media Get Our Message?

Many in the liberal intelligentsia penned morose letters to the future about what a Trump victory might mean and a few, such as National Public Radio personality Garrison Keillor, delivered vitriolic attacks on their fellow Americans for electing Trump. However, a few, such as Michael Wolff and Glenn Greenwald, seem to get the meaning of the Trump movement and victory.

Both the politicians and the pundits were caught off base by the Donald

Paul Mulshine, New Jersey Star-Ledger

Donald Trump stole the Democratic Party's base from right under their noses. For as long as I've been following politics, that base was the blue-collar class. The Democrats were the party of the working man. The Republicans were the party of the bosses. Then along comes this guy who's been a boss his whole life - but decides to make a blatant pitch for the working man's vote. And the Democrats fail to even notice.

Congratulations, America

Laura Ingraham, Lifezette

During the transition, Trump should go to the big cities in Blue America — especially New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco — and he should make clear that he is going to be president for everyone. Trump should make very clear that his policies are designed to help all Americans, and that he will not stop until he has ended the distinction between the red states and the blue states.

Kasich Staff Had ‘Come To Jesus’ Meeting After Election

Kerry Pickett, Daily Caller

The staff of Ohio Governor John Kasich had a long talk with their boss Wednesday morning about his relationship going forward with now President-elect Donald Trump. The staff first convinced the long time anti-Trump Republican to not deliver a Thursday speech intended to distinguish his vision of the Republican Party from  Trump’s agenda for the party, an inside source told The Daily Caller.

Center for Military Readiness Hails Commander-in-Chief-Elect Donald J. Trump

The election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States will give new hope to active-duty and retired military personnel and their families.  However, Mr. Trump’s job will be even tougher because the Obama Administration has undermined military core values and culture with unprecedented social experiments.