President Trump

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    No, He’s Not Over

    No, he’s not finished. The latest from the Pew Research Center’s survey of U.S. Adults shows the dominance of Donald Trump among Republicans. Support for Trump is particularly strong among conservative Republicans. Among conservative Republicans, there is widespread support for Trump remaining a national political figure: Three-quarters prefer this, including 49% who say…
    Donna Martinez, October 8, 2021
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    Will Biden’s Stumbles Boost Trump?

    Christian Datoc of the Washington Examiner explores potential political implications of the Biden administration’s current woes. A number of recent signs suggest that former President Donald Trump’s influence is beginning to wane among key factions of his base, but Democratic squabbles over President Joe Biden’s dual infrastructure proposals…
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2021
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    Mischief-Makers

    Perkins Coie is a powerful, Democrat-affiliated law firm. Perkins Coie led the national effort to eliminate protections against fraud and ballot harvesting in last year’s election, and Perkins Coie engineered a settlement that did just that in North Carolina. Overwhelming bi-partisan majorities in the General Assembly had approved special Covid rules…
    Jon Guze, September 17, 2021
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    How Valuable Is Trump’s Endorsement?

    We’re used to national attention on North Carolina when it comes to politics and key elections. It’s already started again, even though the pivotal U.S. Senate race to replace Republican Richard Burr is more than a year away. The primary, however, is just months down the road, and it’s the…
    Donna Martinez, September 9, 2021
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    Trump’s Re-Election Prospects Evaluated

    Tevi Troy scours political history books to get a sense of President Trump’s prospects for re-election after his close loss in 2020. Will Donald Trump run for the White House again in 2024? The possibility looks likely to roil Washington over the next few years—complicating life for other…
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2021
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    WATCH: Here’s What Trump Thinks of Biden’s Afghanistan Debacle

    Former President Donald Trump didn’t mince words when he joined Greg Kelly of Newsmax to discuss the chaos unfolding in Afghanistan, thanks to President Biden’s retreat from the country. Click below to watch.
    Donna Martinez, August 19, 2021
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    Buyers’ Remorse: Americans Sour On Biden

    I’ve written previously about Gallup polling data and analysis that shows President Biden is losing the support of the American people. Here are my thoughts on the data from about two weeks ago, followed by a key paragraph excerpted from Gallup: If you’re the president, you’re likely most…
    Donna Martinez, August 9, 2021
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    Trump Still Terrifies Democrats

    Out of office for more than seven months, the 45th president still strikes fear among many Democrats. That’s the argument David Catron puts forward in the American Spectator. One of the residual effects of last year’s chaotic election is the palpable fear of former President Trump that still…
    Mitch Kokai, August 6, 2021