Audio from Bedminster

This morning, Politico published leaked audio from a speech then President-elect Donald Trump gave at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, briefly after the election. The content of the tape—even the portions onto which everyone is latching—isn’t very shocking. Politico’s headline, “Leaked Trump tape: ‘You are the special people’,” at first glance seems … Continue reading Audio from Bedminster

Like Father, Like Son

Donald Trump Jr., whose Twitter account is arguably more deplorable than his dear dad's, Tweeted this sweet meme today: This image says it all. Let's end the politically correct agenda that doesn't put America first. #trump2016 — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 19, 2016 The tweet is characteristically childish, but it's also more than … Continue reading Like Father, Like Son

More Bad News for Trump

Two great articles from The New York Times and Politico this weekend detailed the turmoil inside and surrounding the Trump campaign. On Saturday, The New York Times published an in-depth account of the futility of reigning in Donald Trump and keeping him on message: Advisers who once hoped a Pygmalion-like transformation would refashion a crudely effective political showman into a plausible … Continue reading More Bad News for Trump

Obama’s Political Chessboard

Today, as Donald Trump continues his futile war of words with Khizr and Ghazala Khan, President Obama called on Republicans to withdraw their support of Trump: “The question they have to ask themselves is: If you are repeatedly having to say in very strong terms that what he has said is unacceptable, why are you still … Continue reading Obama’s Political Chessboard

The Republican War on Spelling and Grammar

Grammar enthusiasts on Twitter ridiculed Donald Trump this morning for a tweet that broke three basic spelling and grammar rules. The tweet, which has since been deleted (although screenshots will ensure that it lives forever), read (emphasis mine): Looks to me like the Bernie people will fight. If not, there blood, sweat and tears was a … Continue reading The Republican War on Spelling and Grammar

Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse for Ted Cruz

April 26 was rough for Ted Cruz. First, his bungling attempt at an alliance with opponent John Kasich failed to net either of them a win in "Super Tuesday 4," when Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island were up for grabs. Instead, Donald Trump delivered crushing blows in each of the five states. And now … Continue reading Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse for Ted Cruz

Donald Trump and Conspiracies

Robert Mackey writes about one of Donald Trump's latest conspiracy theories: that Hillary Clinton hired actors to impersonate Bernie Sanders supporters protesting Trump's rallies. THREE WEEKS AGO, when Donald Trump called off a rally in Chicago because hundreds of protesters managed to crash the party, a more introspective candidate might have asked himself what he had … Continue reading Donald Trump and Conspiracies

A Split Ticket is the Best the GOP Can Hope For

Let me start with something I believe is all but certain: If Donald Trump does not win the Republican nomination, he will run as an Independent. According to a new Suffolk University / USA Today national poll, 68 percent of Trump loyalists say they would vote for Trump if he were to run as an Independent. … Continue reading A Split Ticket is the Best the GOP Can Hope For