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/* Conservatism in the GOP */
*Itkowitz , Colby (May 18, 2019). [ ‘It’s entirely inappropriate’: Trump shot a political video on Air Force One]. ''The Washington Post''. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
*Samuels, Brett (May 18, 2019). [ Trump blasts de Blasio from Air Force One while en route to NYC]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
*Gage, John (May 16, 2019). [ Trump rips Bill de Blasio in Air Force One video: Vote for him ‘if you like crime’]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved May 18, 2019.</ref> He also adopted effective tactics – which had once been used exclusively by the Left – to benefit conservatism and his campaign.<ref>Miele, Frank (May 13, 2019). [ Trump's Rules for Republicans (Adapted From Alinsky)]. ''RealClearPolitics''. Retrieved May 17, 2019.<br>See also:*Boyle, Matthew (July 12, 2019). [ Exclusive: Donald Trump Attempts to Revolutionize GOP Fundraising; Consultant Class Pushes Back]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 12, 2019.*Rogers, Katie (September 13, 2019). [ With Markers and Straws, Trump’s Campaign Sells Defiance as a Lifestyle]. ''The New York Times''. Retrieved September 13, 2019.</ref> Trump officially announced his 2020 campaign on June 18, 2019.<ref>Multiple references:
*Byas, Steve (June 19, 2019). [ Trump Kicks Off Reelection Bid: “Keep America Great”]. ''The New American''. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
*Howell, Tom; Boyer, Dave (June 18, 2019). [ Trump vows to 'Keep America Great' in 2020 launch: 'We're going to finish the job']. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
*Adelmann, Bob (June 19, 2019). [ Jesus’ Name Lifted Up at Trump’s Reelection Rally; Media All but Silent]. ''The New American''. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
*Fabian, Jordan; Easley, Jonathan (June 18, 2019). [ Five takeaways from Trump's 2020 kickoff rally]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
*Cuthbertson, Charlotte (June 20, 2019). [ Trump Supporters Want President to Keep Doing What He’s Doing]. ''The Epoch Times''. Retrieved June 20, 2019.</ref> President Trump also received record support from Republican voters.<ref>Multiple references:*Zurcher, Anthony (June 5, 2018). [ The one Trump statistic that explains everything]. ''BBC News''. Retrieved September 15, 2019.*[ Presidential Approval Ratings -- Donald Trump]. ''Gallup''. Retrieved September 15, 2019.*Becker, Carlin (September 15, 2019). [ 'NOT fake news': Trump gives Washington Post rare praise for 'positive' coverage]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved September 15, 2019.</ref>
*The Republican Party did not lose any of the special congressional elections held in early 2017 that were vacated by Republicans – the elections were framed as being referendums on Trump's presidency – despite attempts by Democrats to flip the seats.<ref>Multiple references:
*Jones, Susan (June 21, 2017). [ Republicans Sweep All Four of Their Special Elections]. ''CNSNews''. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
*Ernst, Douglas (June 25, 2019). [ 'Build the wall!' chant breaks out among 'Latinos for Trump' at Mike Pence event]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
*Krayden, David (June 25, 2019). [ ‘Latinos For Trump’ Tell Pence ‘Build The Wall’]. ''The Daily Caller''. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
*Binder, John (September 19, 2019). [ Hispanic Americans Side with Trump on Immigration: ‘I Believe in the Wall’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
See also:
*Binder, John (June 21, 2019). [ Tariffs on China the ‘Number One Issue’ Driving Hispanic Support for Trump]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
*Gesiotto, Madison (June 24, 2019). [ Why Latinos back Donald Trump]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved June 24, 2019.</ref> Most of Trump's campaign funds came from small-dollar donations, unlike previous Republican candidates.<ref>Lott, Maxim (August 13, 2019). [ Trump campaign's small-dollar donations surge, marking major shift for GOP]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved August 13, 2019.</ref>
===Conservatism in the GOP===
*Davis, Susan (May 4, 2018). [ GOP Primaries Focus On Candidates' Loyalty To President Trump]. ''NPR''. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
*Seib, Gerald F. (October 22, 2018). [ Battle for the GOP’s Soul? Trump Has Won]. ''The Wall Street Journal''. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
*Oliphant, James (October 29, 2018). [ State of Play: With congressional election near, Republicans' talk turns Trumpian]. ''Reuters''. Retrieved October 29, 2018.*Binder, John (July 17, 2019). [ Pew Research: Majority of GOP Voters Say Mass Immigration Puts America’s ‘Identity as a Nation’ at Risk]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 17, 2019.</ref> President Trump increased his influence over the GOP through the election of strongly pro-Trump individuals to the leaderships leadership of the various state parties.<ref>Burns, Alexander; Martin, Jonathan (April 3, 2019). [ Trump’s Takeover of the Republican Party Is Almost Complete]. ''The New York Times''. Retrieved April 3, 2019.</ref> He also pushed back against left-wing, globalist culture.<ref>Hanson, Victor Davis (September 19, 2019). [ Victor Davis Hanson: Trump wages war on progressive culture – Dems respond with Trump Derangement Syndrome]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved September 20, 2019.</ref>
*Despite opposition to Trump from the Left, it was reported in April 2017 that congressional Republicans were more united during Trump's presidency than in any other time in recent U.S. political history.<ref>Stucky, Phillip (April 2, 2017). [ Trump Smashes Records With Party Unity]. ''The Daily Caller''. Retrieved April 2, 2017.</ref>
*Observers across the political spectrum noted how the 2018 [[Conservative Political Action Conference]] had become more conservative and pro-Trump compared to previous years.<ref>Multiple references:
*Boyle, Matthew (February 19, 2018). [ Exclusive — ACU Leaders on CPAC Lineup, Donald Trump’s GOP, Conservative Movement Takeover: ‘We Feel Vindicated’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
*Boyle, Matthew (February 20, 2019). [ Never Trump Whines About CPAC’s Pro-Economic Nationalist, Pro-Trump Agenda]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
*Binder, John (February 25, 2018). [ Mainstream Media: Trump Victorious at CPAC, Economic Nationalist ‘Takeover of Conservatism is Complete’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
*Weigel, David (February 21, 2018). [ Conservatives’ annual conference will toast Trump with critics out of sight]. ''The Washington Post''. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
*Alberta, Tim (February 25, 2018). [ Trump’s Takeover of Conservatism Is Complete and Total]. ''Politico Magazine''. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
*Savitsky, Shane (February 22, 2018). [ Populists unite: Maréchal-Le Pen, Farage join the Trump show at CPAC]. ''Axios''. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
See also:
*Binder, John (February 25, 2018). [ Pat Buchanan: ‘The Bush Party Has Become a Trump Party’ on Immigration, Trade, Staying Out of Foreign Wars]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
*Dinan, Stephen (February 24, 2019). [ Anti-Trumpers rest in peace at CPAC, Times poll shows]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
*Tomlinson, Chris (February 20, 2018). [ Establishment Right-Wingers in Meltdown over Marion Le Pen Invite to CPAC]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
*Antle III, W. James (February 20, 2018). [ Is Trump conservative enough, and does CPAC care?] ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
*McLaughlin, Seth (February 21, 2018). [ Tea party pushed to Trump's shadow at CPAC]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved July 15, 2019.</ref>
==Achievements not related to official policy==
*Toma, Danny (February 14, 2019). [ How to understand 'America First']. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
*Scipioni, Jade (February 6, 2019). [ Inside Trump's plan to end the HIV epidemic and what sparked it]. ''Fox Business''. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
*Leonard, Kimberly (February 6, 2019). [ Trump to ask for 'substantial new resources' to fight HIV]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved June 19, 2019.</ref> Among other statements, President Trump strongly condemned abortion, stating that "all children born and unborn are made in the holy image of God," and he called on Congress to ban late-term abortions.<ref>Multiple references:
*Freiburger, Calvin (February 6, 2019). [ Trump blasts Democrats’ abortion extremism: Unborn children are ‘made in holy image of God’]. ''LifeSiteNews''. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
*Berry, Susan (February 5, 2019). [ Trump: ‘All Children – Born and Unborn – Are Made in the Holy Image of God’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
See also:
*Pollak, Joel B. (April 7, 2019). [ Trump, Pence Make Strong Push for Jewish Support in 2020]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
*Pollak, Joel B. (April 30, 2019). [ Trump Administration: ‘We Are at War’ Against Antisemitism]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved April 30, 2019.</ref> Other officials such as Attorney General [[Bill Barr]] also spoke against anti-Semitism.<ref>Multiple references:*Kent, Simon (July 16, 2019). [ U.S. Attorney General William Barr: Antisemitism a ‘Cancer’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 16, 2019.*Madden, Nate (July 15, 2019). [ WATCH AG Barr’s powerful, moving speech against anti-Semitism: A ‘cancer’ on American society]. ''Conservative Review''. Retrieved July 15, 2019.*Sakelaris, Nicholas (July 15, 2019). [ AG Barr: Fighting anti-Semitism a top Justice Dept. priority]. ''UPI''. Retrieved July 15, 2019.*Prince, Molly (July 15, 2019). [ WATCH: AG Barr Fiercely Condemns Anti-Semitism: ‘Cancer’ That ‘Can Rapidly Metastasize’]. ''The Daily Wire''. Retrieved July 15, 2019.*Baumann, Beth (July 15, 2019). [ WATCH: Barr Compares Anti-Semitism To A Metastasizing Cancer. His Comparison Is Spot On.] ''Townhall''. Retrieved July 15, 2019.*Silow-Carroll, Andrew (July 15, 2019). [ Top Trump officials headline conference focusing on the ‘new anti-Semitism’]. ''Jewish Telegraphic Agency''. Retrieved July 15, 2019.*Farivar, Masood (July 15, 2019). [ US Officials Vow to Combat Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism]. ''Voice of America''. Retrieved July 15, 2019.</ref>
*March 19, 2019—President Trump defended the [[Electoral College]] and its value, countering left-wing Democrats who supported abolishing it.<ref>Multiple references:
*Spiering, Charlie (March 20, 2019). [ Donald Trump: Without the Electoral College, Big Cities Would Run the Country]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
*Creitz, Charles (July 5, 2019). [ Byron York says Trump's July 4th 'Salute' exposed contrast between event, critics' predictions]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
*Charles, Robert (July 5, 2019). [ Robert Charles: Trump’s Salute to America is great way to celebrate Independence Day]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved July 5, 2019.
*Murdock, Deroy (July 8, 2019). [ Deroy Murdock: Salute to America made fools of Trumpophobes]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved July 8, 2019.*Daugherty, Michael (July 19, 2019). [ American Pride is Essential to the American Experiment.] ''Human Events''. Retrieved July 19, 2019.</ref>*July 9–11, 2019—President Trump spoke out against a Minnesota town's decision to stop saying the [[Pledge of Allegiance]] at town meetingmeetings, criticizing left-wing "stupidity and disloyalty to" the U.S.<ref>Multiple references:
*Rodrigo, Chris Mills (July 11, 2019). [ Trump revisits Pledge of Allegiance controversy: People are 'sick and tired' of 'stupidity and disloyalty']. ''The Hill''. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
*Bunting, Deborah (July 10, 2019). [ Trump Takes Minnesota Town to Task for Nixing Pledge of Allegiance]. ''CBN News''. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
*King, Erica Y. (July 11, 2019). [ President Trump weighs in on St. Louis Park, Minnesota, Pledge of Allegiance controversy]. ''ABC News''. Retrieved Jul 11, 2019.
*Summers, Madison (July 9, 2019). [ Trump Vows to Stand With the ‘Patriots’ After MN City Council Abandons the Pledge of Allegiance]. ''Independent Journal Review''. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
*Wagner, John (July 9, 2019). [ Trump takes issue with a Pledge of Allegiance decision in Minnesota city of 49,000]. ''The Washington Post''. Retrieved July 11, 2019.The town subsequently reinstated the Pledge of Allegiance:*Morton, Victor (July 15, 2019). [ City Council reinstates Pledge of Allegiance after national backlash]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved July 16, 2019.*Stieber, Zachary (July 16, 2019). [ Minnesota City Reinstates Pledge of Allegiance After Backlash]. ''The Epoch Times''. Retrieved July 16, 2019.*Bohon, Dave (July 20, 2019). [ Under Patriotic Pressure, Minn. City Reinstates Pledge of Allegiance]. ''The New American''. Retrieved July 20, 2019.</ref>*July 13, 2019—President Trump strongly criticized [[establishment]] Republicans such as [[Paul Ryan]], describing them as "weak, ineffective & stupid" and harmful for the Republican Party.<ref>Multiple references:*Caplan, Joshua (July 13, 2019). [ Trump Unleashed: Paul Ryan ‘Weak, Ineffective & Stupid,’ ‘Almost Killed’ Republican Party]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 14, 2019.*Casiano, Louis (July 13, 2019). [ Trump blasts Paul Ryan as 'weak, ineffective & stupid' in fresh attack on ex-Speaker]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved July 14, 2019.*Chaitin, Daniel (July 13, 2019). [ Trump escalates attack on Paul Ryan: He 'almost killed the Republican Party']. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved July 14, 2019.*Krasny, Ros (July 13, 2019). [ Trump Renews Attack on ‘Weak, Ineffective’ Ex-Speaker Paul Ryan]. ''Bloomberg''. Retrieved July 14, 2019.*Vasquez, Christian (July 13, 2019). [ Trump: Republicans like Paul Ryan are 'weak, ineffective & stupid']. ''Politico''. Retrieved July 14, 2019.</ref>*August 15, 2019—Among other strong statements at a New Hampshire rally, President Trump stated that "globalism enriches foreign countries at our expense," and that "I'm the President of the United States ... not the president of the world. As long as I am president, America will never bow to a foreign nation like we have for so many years."<ref>Multiple references:*[ President Trump Rally in Manchester, New Hampshire]. ''C-SPAN''. August 15, 2019. Retrieved August 16, 2019.*Pampuro, Amanda (August 15, 2019). [ Trump Touts ‘America First’ Policies at New Hampshire Rally]. ''Courthouse News Service''. Retrieved August 16, 2019.*Lee, Tony (August 16, 2019). [ ***Live Updates*** Trump Holds New Hampshire Rally]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 16, 2019.See also:*Spiering, Charlie (August 16, 2019). [ Donald Trump Rips Democrats for Calling Supporters ‘Nazis’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 16, 2019.*Boyer, Dave (August 15, 2019). [ Trump says love him or hate him, you'll vote for him]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved August 16, 2019.*Freking, Kevin (August 16, 2019). [ Trump ties US success to 2nd term: ‘You have to vote for me’]. ''Associated Press''. Retrieved August 16, 2019.*Holland, Steve (August 16, 2019). [ Trump defends handling of economy, China at New Hampshire campaign rally]. ''Reuters''. Retrieved August 16, 2019.*Re, Gregg (August 15, 2019). [ Trump tells NH rallygoers 'we have a bunch of socialists or communists to beat' -- as Dem rivals gather nearby]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved August 15, 2019.*Samuels, Brett (August 15, 2019). [ Trump vows to 'always uphold the Second Amendment' amid ongoing talks on gun laws]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved August 15, 2019.*Hawkins, Awr (August 15, 2019). [ President Trump: ‘It’s Not the Gun That Pulls the Trigger’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 16, 2019.*Freiburger, Calvin (August 16, 2019). [ Trump rips Democrats for allowing doctors to ‘execute the baby’]. ''LifeSiteNews''. Retrieved August 16, 2019.*Chaitin, Daniel (August 16, 2019). [ Trump amplifies boast that he generates bigger, more excited crowds than Reagan]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved August 16, 2019.</ref>
*Kirkwood, R. Cort (January 15, 2019). [ Two Words From Steve King, and the Two Minutes Hate Begins. GOP Caves.] ''The New American''. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
*Kirkwood, R. Cort (January 16, 2019). [ King: The Times Garbled My Remarks. Censure Coming?] ''The New American''. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
*Byas, Steve (August 15, 2019). [ Media Continues Tactic of False Narratives With New Attack on Representative King]. ''The New American''. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
Other White House actions against King:
*Daugherty, Owen (June 11, 2019). [ Steve King denied seat on Air Force One for Trump trip to Iowa: report]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
*Looker, Garrett (June 11, 2019). [ Steve King denied seat on Air Force One to fly with Trump to Iowa]. ''Sioux City Journal''. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
*Kruta, Virginia (June 11, 2019). [ Steve King Banned from Air Force One for Trump's Trip to Iowa]. ''The Daily Caller''. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
*Reyner, Solange (June 11, 2019). [ Rep. King Denied Seat on Air Force One With Trump]. ''Newsmax''. Retrieved June 12, 2019.*Samuels, Brett (August 15, 2019). [ Trump offers tepid criticism of King]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved August 15, 2019.*Pappas, Alex (August 15, 2019). [ Trump knocks Rep. Steve King for 'rape or incest' comment]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved August 15, 2019.*Hanchett, Ian (August 15, 2019). [ Trump on King Remarks: ‘Certainly, It Wasn’t a Very Good Statement’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 16, 2019.</ref>
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