Trump, the Conservative Integrity Barometer

This is not about all Trump voters and supporters. Millions of people are in their bubbles, succumbing to Cult of Personality, honestly believing there is a Culture War that needs to be won (even though most couldn’t hold a ten minute conversation with me about any topic of white European culture… I love the stuff! Let’s talk Shakespeare! Let’s talk poetry!).

No, this is about Conservative commentators, “experts”??, intellectuals, etc. People who must know better, who have access to enough information to know the character of Trump, and choose to deny it or cover it up.

I’m not saying that I like everyone in the anti-Trump camp. Many of them defended the Iraq War and other Conservative atrocities, but that’s just not as clear cut. They might have some ideological, intellectual defense, no matter how much I agree with it. But Trump is a rare barometer of integrity, presenting a very simple test. Who supports him, and who doesn’t? With that in mind, I’m going to maintain a list here, so in the optimistic scenario when this all blows over and Democracy is restored again, I’ll have some idea of whom I can trust, and whom I should bother reading. I wish the Left had such a simple barometer.

I’m hesitant to include publicly elected politicians, for two reasons. One is that they represent their constituencies, so they have that excuse. The second is that there are just too many. But I might reconsider this, and I reserve the right to include particularly vociferous supporters and any who dare to stand against.

My research is less than perfect. Do let me know if I’m missing the mark on any of these. And of course, send more!

Conservatives Supporting Trump

  • Christopher Caldwell
  • Tucker Carlson
  • Ann Coulter
  • Newt Gingrich
  • Michael Goldfarb
  • Sean Hannity
  • Victor Davis Hanson
  • Laura Ingraham
  • Alex Jones
  • Rush Limbaugh
  • Ken Masugi
  • Andrew C. McCarthy
  • Peggy Noonan
  • Dennis Prager
  • Michael Savage
  • Philip Terzian

Conservatives Standing Against Trump

  • Fred Barnes
  • Glenn Beck
  • David Brooks (is he really a Conservative?)
  • Mona Charen
  • Jay Cost
  • Erick Erickson
  • Andrew Ferguson
  • Jonah Goldberg
  • Stephen F. Hayes
  • Hugh Hewitt
  • Charles Krauthammer
  • William Kristol
  • Matt Labash
  • Jonathan V. Last
  • Evan McMullin
  • Joe Scarborough
  • Shepard Smith
  • Chris Stirewalt
  • Matt Walsh
  • George Will
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