Donald Trump

Roger Stone: You Bet Elections Can Be “Rigged”

That the entire political system is rigged to favor Clinton is self-evident, but now Trump confidant Roger Stone has published a column in DC’s political journal The Hill documenting how elections can be rigged and the evidence that some actually have been rigged.

Viguerie: Movement Conservatives Now Leading Trump Campaign

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
With Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon at the top of the campaign team, Mike Pence as Vice President and Senator Jeff Sessions at Donald Trump’s side the Trump campaign is shaping up to be the most ideological campaign since Ronald Reagan’s 1980 campaign against Jimmy Carter.

Donald Trump: Forgotten America's Law and Order Candidate

"The main victims of these riots are law-abiding African-American citizens living in these neighborhoods. It is their jobs, their homes, their schools and communities which will suffer as a result." The truth of Trump’s analysis is so obvious that it was even recognized by the rioters.

7 Myths about Trump's 'Doomed' Path to the White House

Peter Navarro, The National Interest

The question is whether the elites will finally get it right and turn Trump into an embarrassing historical footnote—or once again be spectacularly wrong. The answer will inevitably hinge on whether each of “Seven Pillars of Beltway Wisdom” turn out to be on point—or wildly off the mark.

Trump’s Attacks On Clinton’s ‘Stamina’ Are Obvious, Not Dog Whistles

Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist

There is a disturbing pattern of the media doing everything in its power to avoid discussions about U.S. foreign policy, particularly as it relates to Islamist terrorism. Perhaps spending less time hearing dog whistles and more time just noting the different foreign policy approaches of these two presidential candidates is in order. This speech provides just that opportunity.

Trump campaign to air first TV ads starting Friday

Shane Goldmacher, Politico

More than 100 days after he became the presumptive Republican nominee and with fewer than 90 days until the election, Donald Trump is planning to launch his first barrage of television ads in the battleground states starting this Friday. The states are Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina and Virginia.

Trump: 'We reject the bigotry' of Clinton

Jesse Byrnes, The Hill

Trump claimed during his speech in West Bend, Wis., that Democrats have "done nothing in return" for the votes of African-Americans. "They’ve taken advantage of the African-American citizen," Trump said. "It’s time to give the Democrats some competition for these votes and it’s time to rebuild the inner cities of America and reject the failed, rigged system.

The Real Existential Threats of 2016

Patrick J. Buchanan,

A question logically follows: If one belongs to that third of the nation that pays no income taxes but receives copious benefits, why would you vote for a party that will cut taxes you don’t pay, but take away benefits you do receive? Traditional Republican platforms ask half the country to vote against its economic interests. As a long-term political strategy, that is not too promising.

Trump Effectively Hits Obama and Clinton in National Security Policy Speech

Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard

The unfitness issue can't be dealt with in a speech or two. But Trump needs to address it. How? He must deliver serious speeches on critical world affairs. And then avoid wandering off into more trivial subjects in subsequent events. He's been unable to stick to the high road of substantive issues so far in the campaign. Trump has refused to act "presidential," saying voters would find that boring. The Youngstown offered a bit of it. A lot more is needed.

Trump Goes Full Reagan On Fighting Radical Islam, Media Ignores

What Trump said in Youngstown was that, unlike Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and George W. Bush he will deploy all of the elements of our national power to defeat not just ISIS and al Qaeda, but the ideology of radical Islam. This is a profound and remarkable change from previous administrations and one that is long overdue.

How Trump Can Become One of Our Greatest Presidents (cont.)

Lew Uhler and Peter Ferrara, The American Spectator

This is the second in a four-part series on those few simple things America desperately needs. Part One focused on perhaps the most important Presidential responsibility: appointing high quality Justices for nearly half the Supreme Court, and judges for the rest of the federal judiciary balancing out the radical judges Obama has appointed since 2009. This Part Two explains the next priority: tax reform providing for sharply lower tax rates, especially on overtaxed American business and investment.

Once more into the Supreme Court breach

Hugh Hewitt, Washington Examiner

#NeverTrumpers haven't yet made any argument at all about the cost of losing the court. And in their silence or deflection is a huge admission of a refusal to look the future square in the face and accept it as it will certainly be.

Trump: 'Freedom of the press' doesn't mean writing false stories

Jessie Hellmann, The Hill

Donald Trump continued railing against the media on Sunday, offering his opinion on what freedom of the press means. "It is not 'freedom of the press' when newspapers and others are allowed to say and write whatever they want even if it is completely false!" the Republican presidential nominee tweeted Sunday afternoon.

Yes, the System Is Rigged

Patrick J. Buchanan,

If 2016 taught us anything, it is that if the establishment’s hegemony is imperiled, it will come together in ferocious solidarity — for the preservation of their perks, privileges and power. All the elements of that establishment — corporate, cultural, political, media — are today issuing an ultimatum to Middle America: Trump is unacceptable.

The great silent majority may surprise Trump, Clinton and us all

Monica Crowley, Washington Times

The Republican Party is now the party of action, symbolized by its frenetic, unconventional nominee, and the Democratic Party is the passive one, embodied by its tired champion of the rejected status quo. In a change election, the choice could not be clearer.

Report: Reeling Trump camp calls for 'emergency' meeting with Republicans

Daniel Chaitin, Washington Examiner

Members of Donald Trump's campaign are planning to sit down with Republican officials in Florida on Friday in what one person called a "come to Jesus" meeting for the struggling GOP nominee who has found himself embroiled in a number of debilitating controversies in recent weeks.