Donald Trump

Republicans point fingers over Trump's rise

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

Republicans aren't waiting until the convention to duke it out. They are starting to fight now.

Incompetent Donald Trump Campaign Appears To Have Zero Delegates From North Dakota

streiff, RedState

In a state where the Trump campaign had been hooting about their dominance, the Trump campaign seems to have come away without a single delegate. None of these delegates are bound but what is for certain is that Trump has more likely than not been shut completely out in the North Dakota delegate hunt.

Trump not ruling out third-party run

Jessie Hellmann, The Hill

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday that he wouldn’t rule out a run as a third-party candidate if he doesn't win the GOP nomination. “It’s not a question of win or lose; it’s a question of treatment,” Trump said on "Fox News Sunday."

In Wisconsin Trump Hits the Limit of His Stream of Consciousness Campaign

The arrest of Donald Trump’s campaign manager for grabbing a female reporter, and Trump’s ridiculous attempts to lie and tweet him out of the rap in the face of clear video evidence drove Trump’s numbers with women even lower. But Trump hit the limit of his stream of consciousness campaign with the truly bizarre statement that women who have an abortion should somehow be punished if abortion is illegal.

How to Lock the Establishment Out of Cleveland

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

All Trump and Cruz need do is instruct their delegates to vote to retain Rule 40 from the 2012 convention. Rule 40 declares that no candidate can be placed in nomination who has failed to win a majority of the delegates in eight states. Trump has already hit that mark. Cruz almost surely will. But no establishment favorite has a chance of reaching it.

April Fools': Cruz 'Rickrolls' on Trump debate

Nick Gass, Politico

For months, Ted Cruz has challenged Donald Trump to a one-on-one debate. On Friday, the Texas senator tweeted, "Happy to hear @realDonaldTrump accepted my challenge to debate one-on-one". The only caveat: Friday is also April Fools' Day.

New Wisconsin Poll Shows Cruz Is Slaughtering Trump Ahead of Primary

Caleb Howe, RedState

Fox Business Network released a new Wisconsin poll on Thursday evening showing that Ted Cruz has a huge lead over Donald Trump in the state, 42 percent to 32 percent. John Kasich takes 19 percent. Cruz's lead is even larger among those who will "definitely" vote.

The peasants have tasted the milk and honey; establishment is finished

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlan’s challenge of Mr. Ryan is a challenge of the Washington ruling class, and it’s a message for the smug and self-satisfied who hang out with the ruling class. The well of anger and disgust that Donald Trump, and Mr. Nehlan, are drawing water from is a deep one.

Trump Hates Super PACs Except When He Uses Them

Steve Berman, The Resurgent

Trump says he hates Super PACs, but that’s not true. He only hates them when they hurt him. And they’ve hurt him. When it benefits him, Trump will go all-in for Super PACs. He’s a hypocrite on this just like every other issue in his campaign to be cultist-in-chief. Thank God we have Super PACs to stop him.

Minimum Wage, Immigration, Tariffs And Jobs: Only One Candidate Has It Right

Steve Berman, The Resurgent

There’s only one candidate who doesn’t buy into the liberal talking points of mandated wealth redistribution, centrally-planned market manipulation, and job destruction. Ted Cruz gets all the answers right.

Donald Trump can’t quite speak the language of conservatives

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

Trump's conservatism, as explained in an interview with the Washington Examiner in January, was never of the movement variety. He is very much a nationalist rather than a limited-government person, a pre-Reagan Republican.

Present at the Destruction

Rich Lowry, Politico

Every rational calculation says that Trump should seek to preserve the pledge. At this point, he is more likely than anyone else to be the nominee and benefit from the support of his competitors. He should want to use every possible lever of unity at his disposal given the threats of an independent conservative candidacy should he win the nomination. And yet, he's done the opposite.

GOP nears the breaking point

Jesse Byrnes, The Hill

The presidential primary has been a wrenching experience for the GOP so far — and it’s about to get even worse. Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich have all backed away from their pledge to support the party's eventual nominee, foreshadowing a fight at the convention and beyond that could cleave the GOP into warring factions.

Who is Corey Lewandowski?

Karen Tumulty, Washington Post

The GOP front-runner and the man he tapped to run his campaign are an unlikely pair. One is a blustery celebrity billionaire whose hairstyle is a marvel of engineering and styling products; the other, an intense political operative who grew up in a blue-collar Massachusetts mill town and sports a no-fuss buzz cut.

#NeverHillary Lost During CNN Wisconsin Town Halls

In the aftermath of CNN’s “town hall” one has to ask again, why, despite years of evidence of the folly of giving that much power to the establishment media, did the RNC agree to let its candidates be subject to a three-hour long influence operation aimed at trivializing the remaining Republican presidential candidates on national TV? The only answer is that the establishment GOP remains the Party of Stupid.

The One Group to Blame for Donald Trump

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

Everyone deserves blame. Too many people in Washington on both sides of the aisle used the examples of Trump supporters as reasons to vote for them, then when right back to ignoring their issues. Too many people in Washington sought to control the levers of power for their own good, and not for the nation’s good.