Donald Trump

Harvard study: CNN, NBC Trump coverage 93 percent negative

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The Harvard scholars analyzed the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and the main newscasts (not talk shows) of CBS, CNN, Fox and NBC during Trump's initial time in office. They found, to no one's surprise, that Trump absolutely dominated news coverage in the first 100 days. And then they found that news coverage was solidly negative — 80 percent negative among those outlets studied, versus 20 percent positive.

Anti-Trump Democrats Invite Chaos

Ted Van Dyk, Wall Street Journal

Trump haters disregard an old rule of politics and history: In the end, voters always choose order over disorder. Kicking Mr. Trump to the curb wouldn’t return the country to the pre-Trump status quo. It would likely bring forth new law-and-order leadership more disciplined and conservative than Mr. Trump’s.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Distracted conservatives equate to disastrous Democrat gains in 2018

More than anything conservatives need to take a step back from all of this fury, breathe into a paper bag if necessary and try to remember, as the Bible teaches, “This too shall pass.” President Trump will regularly stir up the liberal hornets’ nest, but the people aren’t fooled.

Rosenstein Joins the Posse

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Rosenstein had gone over to the dark side. He had, it was said, on Trump’s orders, put the hit on Comey. Now, by siccing a special counsel on the president himself, Rosenstein is restored to the good graces of this city. Rosenstein just turned in his black hat for a white hat. Democrats are hailing both his decision to name a special counsel and the man he chose. Yet it is difficult to exaggerate the damage he has done.

A Coup Attempt, Not a Constitutional Crisis

David P. Goldman, PJ Media

Trump will not be impeached, and he will not be harried out of office. But he faces a formidable combination of media hostility—what the president today denounced as a “witch hunt”—and a divided White House staff prone to press leaks. The likely outcome will be a prolonged dirty war of words that will delay Trump’s domestic agenda and tie down his loyalists with the chores of fire-fighting.

The Nightmares and the Realities of Never Trump

Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness

Like it or not, a Rubio or Cruz nominee likely would have not won these swing voters and thus likely would have lost the election, and with it ensured at least 12 and likely 16 years of a hard progressive government. Trump was not so much a reflection of red-state Americans’ political ignorance, as their weariness with those of both parties who ridicule, ignore, or patronize them—and now seek to overturn the verdict of the election.

Trump attacks Russia 'witch hunt' but not new hunter Mueller

Sarah Westwood and W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

The appointment of a special counsel comes with big risks for Trump and takes the investigation out of his chain of command. But it also benefits the president by undermining calls for impeachment or an independent congressional committee while allowing the White House to defer all future Russia questions to Mueller's office — if Trump can maintain that level of message discipline.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Fraud-free elections are a figment of liberal hallucinogenic imaginations

What “evidence” do liberals possess showing that anyone was actually prevented from voting simply by having to produce a valid ID? Where is the “evidence” of collusion to suppress minority turnout? Where is the “evidence” demonstrating that such a plot exists?

Tea Party Activists: Media Attacks on President Trump ‘An All Out Assault on Our Republic’

Michael Patrick Leahy, Breitbart

Tea Party activists across the country tell Breitbart News the mainstream media, with help from “Deep State” bureaucrats, is doing the work of the Democratic Party in an effort to undermine the political agenda of Donald Trump, the duly elected President of the United States.

The High-Tech Lynching of an Uppity President

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

What we are seeing in this endless series of stories about Trump — all of them from gutless anonymous sources and all of them disputed — is the desperate denizens of the swamp fighting for their survival against the duly elected president of a very angry American people who have had enough of special interest politics and the cronyism and nest feathering that comes with it.

Let Trump Be Trump

Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal

Donald Trump should serve as his own press secretary and maybe his own chief of staff. I would even propose that the Trump presidency go live to the world, with a camera crew recording the president and his moment-to-moment thoughts in real time every day. President Trump as messenger in chief. A month ago, this proposal would have been read as satire. But it is now close to the manifest reality of the Trump White House.

The FBI Must Investigate The Sophisticated Intelligence Operation To Destroy President Trump

When one begins to analyze how these stories begin and propagate it is clear that, as The Washington Post put it, “current and former U.S. officials” in the intelligence agencies are engaged in what amounts to a seditious conspiracy to cripple and eventually bring down President Trump.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: In regards to Trump, is it time for conservatives to push the panic button?

As conservatives, we must keep an eye on Trump and the people closest to him. Vigilance is called for. Loyalty is a given, but it will be critical for Trump to not stray too far from where he came from…or he may very well find himself all alone in a room with few friends.

Rush Was Close, But…

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The White House leaking problem is bigger than an absence of loyalty to Donald Trump. I think it is the absence of loyalty to principles, especially conservative principles.

Obama Holdovers Successfully Sabotaging Trump's War Against ISIS

Until President Trump rids himself of those officials and advisers who do not share his foreign policy goals the internal coup against him will continue to the detriment of our war with the Islamic State and the broader success of his administration.

The Party of Nyet

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

What we’re witnessing is nothing more than a smug and amoral ruling class ganging up on a Republican president. Even as they viciously encircle him, they have the gall to cast him as the “bully.” They sow divisions, then call him “divisive.” They declare him a threat to world peace, then poison relations between the U.S. and other countries.

Schumer's effort to cripple Trump

Editors, Washington Examiner

Trump has not shown sufficient interest in good government, in hiring staff sufficient in number and competence, and in keeping politics out of places where it's not supposed to go. Schumer's response has been to inject more politics and more dysfunction, hoping dysfunction helps the out-of-power party.

Comey's revenge is a gun without powder

Gregg Jarrett, Fox News

By writing a memo, Comey has put himself in a box.  If he now accuses the President of obstruction, he places himself in legal jeopardy for failing to promptly and properly report it.  If he says it was merely an uncomfortable conversation, he clears the president of wrongdoing and sullies his own image as a guy who attempted to smear the man who fired him.

The Sabotaging of the President

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

The President of the United States — is the President of the United States. And for entirely political reasons, this President is being deliberately sabotaged. It has to stop. For the sake of the country and the presidency, not to mention the intelligence agencies whose credibility is at stake — the sabotaging of the President has to stop.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: To recover from his media troubles, Trump must dump the establishment

The forces Trump faces are formidable; his frustration must be boiling over. But if he’s unwilling to recognize that the problems he’s encountering are attributable to his embrace of the Washington establishment, all might be lost already. Let’s hope it really isn’t this bad.