Donald Trump

The Media Bulls Have Met Their Matador in Trump

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The press in general believes and acts as if  they are a protected class. But this leads to them behaving like bulls at a corrida, rushing around everywhere, attacking every possible target until the matador arrives, focusing their attention. Yes, Trump gives them plenty of possible targets -- more than he should and doubtless would like to. But this obscures the larger issues on which he is so often right and in sync with the public. And on this day, he was able to play the press like a picador, banderillero, and matador all rolled into one.

Thank Judges Robart and Brinkema When This Comes to America

The need for “extreme vetting” of supposed “refugees” from failed states and terrorist hotspots is demonstrated almost daily in the media, should Judges like Leonie Brinkema and James L. Robart choose to take judicial notice of such news reports. A particularly frightening example was recently revealed during the trial in Sweden of an asylum-seeking war criminal.

Trump Making It 'Harder' on Himself Than Necessary, McConnell Says

Fred Barnes, Weekly Standard

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says President Trump's approval rating would be "10 to 15 points higher if he allowed himself to stay on message." In an interview yesterday, McConnell said he likes "what the president is doing," citing deregulation efforts, his Supreme Court nominee, and Cabinet picks. But "what he's saying makes everything harder." His tweets and comments often make it "harder to achieve what you want to achieve."

Poll: Hispanics back Trump deportations, ending 'sanctuary cities'

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

Hispanic voters support President Trump's new focus on deporting illegal immigrants with criminal records and punishing some 300 cities that grant "sanctuary" to undocumented criminals, according to a new poll. The survey for Secure America Now found that 56 percent of Hispanic voters approve of deporting criminal illegals. Some 31 percent don't.

This happens if President Trump fails to rein in HUD

Much of the chaos we see in America today is designed to stop President Trump from dismantling the federal system of rampant waste, dishonesty, and bullying.  The largest “swamp” he must drain is the embedded federal bureaucracy.

Morning Joe Orders Miller Lite

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The pundits on Morning Joe are usually very deferential to the young, marveling at their “intuition” in accepting transgender bathrooms, gay marriage, and so forth. But a thirty-something conservative like Stephen Miller enjoys no such access to enlightenment, according to their lights, even as these decadent boomers descend into greater and greater depths of puerility.

Suddenly, Friendly Reporters Are Offensive

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Over the last eight years, the press was never interested in making trouble for Obama. Instead, it projected the opposite. He was "scandal-free." If he had trouble, it didn't come from a rough press conference. It emerged from evil Republicans who were plotting.

Trump Stole a Page From "Give 'Em Hell" Harry

Roger Stone, Real Clear Politics

His crowds were massive. In underestimating the importance of Trump’s drawing ability at rallies, the Democrats made a classic blunder. Very few experts caught the coming Trump tidal wave — or that Trump was copying the playbook of peppery and determined Harry Truman in a super-human sprint across the country. It could be the greatest close in U.S. history.

Another Federal Judge Seizes Presidential Power

If terrorism, as proven in the same court house where Judge Brinkema sits on the bench, isn’t a “rational basis” for President Trump’s Executive Order 13,769 then what, in the Judge’s eyes, would justify pausing immigration from a country known to harbor people hostile to the United States? The answer, of course, is that it is not Judge Brinkema’s role in our federal republic to make such decisions, it is the President’s constitutional prerogative to do so.

Is the Left Playing With Fire?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Today, with the raucous protests against President Trump and his travel ban, the disruption of congressional town meetings, the blocking of streets every time a cop is involved in a shooting with a black suspect, and the rising vitriol in our politics, it is beginning to look like the 1960s again. But other than despising Trump and his “deplorables,” what great cause unites the left today?

The Media’s Jihad Against the Trump White House Staff

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

What do we have here with this plethora of stories about the Trump White House staff? What we have is a media that cannot abide President Trump much less his agenda — and one of the ways to defeat both, so it believes, is to go after his staff. One by one. Reince today, Kellyanne and Steve Bannon yesterday, and Steve Miller tomorrow. Or whomever. Then… repeat. Endlessly.

At the world's largest gun show, thankfulness for Trump

Salena Zito, Washington Examiner

No question, then, that the Supreme Court played a significant role in this election. Equally clear is that a sizable majority of court-voters were Second Amendment supporters. For many Republicans, holding the majority on the Court outweighs the value of holding the majority in both chambers of Congress, or perhaps even the presidency.

How Trump’s ‘disarray’ may be merely strategy

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Donald Trump seems comfortable with controversy, dissent and even with something outrageous. His skepticism of nearly everything but his own ego leads him into the high weeds, but his talent for spreading outrage distracts the opposition. If he’s crazy, as some Democrats insist, it might be the craziness of a fox.

Trump, FTC Set to Unleash Economy

Ken Blackwell, CNS News

An essential part of unleashing the economy is putting in place the right people in the agencies across this government who are prepared to enact real changes that roll back harmful regulation and limit the size and scope of government.  At a number of important agencies, the President has started to do just that.

Why Not Make Sanctuary Cities Pay For The Border Wall?

According to our friends at openthebooks.com “sanctuary cities” extort almost $27 billion from American taxpayers to pursue their unconstitutional scheme to nullify the immigration laws passed by Congress. Withholding federal funds from just two of them would more than pay for the wall in just one year, and the rest would be gravy for the taxpayers of jurisdictions whose elected officials follow the Constitution and the laws passed by Congress.

U.S. Should Stop Reassuring South Korea: Status Quo is Brain Dead

The U.S.-South Korea alliance has outlived its usefulness. Instead of reassuring Seoul, the Trump administration should prepare to renegotiate the alliance, creating a looser but more equal cooperative military relationship. South Korea should take on responsibilities commensurate with its capabilities.