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Amanda Carpenter

Political columnist Carpenter is a CNN contributor and author of Gaslighting America: Why We Love It When Trump Lies To Us.

Previously, she served as a speechwriter to South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint and communications director to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Before going to Capitol Hill, and she worked as a reporter for Human Events, Townhall.com, and the Washington Times.


Articles by Amanda Carpenter (page 6)

September 14, 2020 5:30 am

Breaking Points

What led Trump’s most prominent former supporters to give up on him.
Amanda Carpenter
September 8, 2020 5:30 am

Get Ready for the Foreign-Ballot Conspiracy

The gaslighting has already begun.
Amanda Carpenter
August 28, 2020 7:41 pm

What Does Biden Have To Do to Show He’s Tough on Riots?

This moment calls for bigness. A statement isn’t enough.
Amanda Carpenter
August 24, 2020 5:30 am

Trump’s Bad Bet on the Politics of Fear

He’s scaring America straight into the arms of Democrats.
Amanda Carpenter
August 20, 2020 1:09 pm

Bannon Grifter Indictment: More Steel Bracelets for Team Trump

All this winning makes my wrists hurt!
Amanda Carpenter
August 19, 2020 5:18 am

The Post Office Scandal is Either Stupid or Evil, Your Choice

Either way, Trump brought the drama upon himself.
Amanda Carpenter
August 12, 2020 4:44 pm

Trump’s Q Endorsement

She says Trump can help defeat a “global cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles.” Trump calls her a “future Republican star.”
Amanda Carpenter
August 9, 2020 5:09 am

Trump Has a Pen and a Phone

Constitutional Conservatives are amazing.
Amanda Carpenter
August 3, 2020 5:30 am

The Blind Oracle of Noonan

The wistful, naïve pronouncements of the speechwriter-turned-columnist.
Amanda Carpenter
July 30, 2020 7:54 pm

Trump’s Election-Date Tweet Is a Classic Gaslighting Move

He’s doing it again.
Amanda Carpenter