Political opinion on Trump, from columnists on the right and the left

Updated September 9, 2016.

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The amount of commentary condemning Repulican presidential candidate Donal Trump, from both the conservative and the liberal sides of the political spectrum, is extraordnary.

In particular, the amount and vociferous nature of the commentary from many of the most respected conservative columnists is unprecedented.

Links to some the best columns on Trump, from both conservatives and liberals, will be added to this page on an ongoing basis.

(* = newly added)


*(1)  Paul Krugman, “Donald Trump’s ‘Big Liar’ Technique,” The New York Times, September 9, 2016.

(2) Charles Krauthammer, “Donald Trump and the fitness threshold,” Washington Post, August 4, 2016.

(3) From “The ugly face of America: Donald Trump and his supporters,” The Trenchant Observer, March 6, 2016:

Finally, a leading political figure in the United States, Governor Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate for the presidency in 2012, stood up and denounced Donald Trump, the leading Republican candidate in 2016, for the extreme positions he has taken and the deep character defects he has manifested in the race for the Republican nomination.

The transcript of the speech is found here (New York Times), and here (Time).

See the video of the speech here (New York Times).

The C-SPAN video is found here.

*(4) George F. Will, “Trump’s shallowness runs deep,” Washington Post, August 3, 2016

See also

Maggie Haberman, “George Will Leaves the G.O.P. Over Donald Trump,” New York Times, June 25, 2106.

*(5) Fareed Zakaria, “The unbearable stench of Trump’s B.S.,” Wasington Post, August 4, 2016.

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