President Trump (page 7)

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    ‘Obamagate’ considered among the top political scandals

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist places the latest scandalous revelations about the 44th president in context. When former president Barack Obama told supporters last week that the Justice Department’s decision to drop the case against former White House National Security Adviser Mike Flynn is a “threat to…
    Mitch Kokai, May 14, 2020
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    Anti-Trump tirades tend to take the same form

    Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist asks media outlets to stop recycling anti-Trump arguments from a handful of outspoken foes. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: President Donald Trump is unraveling. Oh, you’ve heard it eleventy billion times from the same half dozen “NeverTrump” pundits? Yeah, so…
    Mitch Kokai, May 7, 2020
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    JLF Signs Letter to Trump Administration Supporting the SAFE Rule

    On April 6, 2020, the John Locke Foundation, along with dozens of other nonprofit organizations, signed on to an American Energy Alliance letter to the Trump administration. The letter expresses the coalition’s support for the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule. The SAFE Vehicles Rule amends the long-standing Corporate Average…
    Brenee Goforth, April 21, 2020
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    Trump and ventilators: Media outlets blew the story

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online highlights poor reporting of Trump administration actions related to ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic. At a coronavirus-task-force briefing at the beginning of April, White House adviser Jared Kushner explained the approach that would — as events proved — get the country through…
    Mitch Kokai, April 21, 2020
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    Trump is right about WHO, National Review proclaims

    Editors at National Review Online side with the president in his criticism of the World Health Organization. President Trump announced that he would halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) pending an investigation into the agency’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The White House based its decision…
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2020
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    Trump’s ‘total’ authority comment draws rebuke from National Review

    Editors at National Review Online push back against a recent comment from President Trump that appears to ignore the dictates of federalism. Asked during his press conference by what authority he intends to “reopen” the United States when the threat from coronavirus has dissipated, President Trump struck an…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2020
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    Reactions to Trump during the coronavirus pandemic

    David Marcus of the Federaliat explores President Trump’s latest approval numbers. Over the past two weeks, President Trump’s overall approval rating and specifically approval of his handling of the Chinese virus have been spiking. You would think that most people would view this as good thing, I mean,…
    Mitch Kokai, March 31, 2020
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    Gun stores, manufacturers, even shooting ranges added to DHS list of critical infrastructure

    All the ambiguity and rigmarole over whether Wake County or Gov. Cooper were closing gun stores as nonessential businesses are now moot.
    Jon Sanders, March 29, 2020