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,, and the Washington Times.

Articles by Amanda Carpenter

May 22, 2020 5:25 am

When the Kids are the Henchmen

On the weirdness of Trump using his kids to do his political dirty work.
Amanda Carpenter
May 13, 2020 5:09 am

Is the Trump Campaign App Designed to Win the Election, or Launch Trump TV?

Brad Parscale’s “Death Star” looks less like it's trying to win in 2020 than start a TV network in 2021.
Amanda Carpenter
May 5, 2020 5:39 am

Team Trump’s Gross Exploitation of Tara Reade

The people who spent years covering up for Trump’s serial sexual impropriety have something to say to Tara Reade. We don’t need to listen to them.
Amanda Carpenter
April 28, 2020 5:30 am

Where’s the Blame for the CDC?

The CDC badly botched the coronavirus tests. Its director should be held accountable.
Amanda Carpenter
April 20, 2020 5:30 am

Stop Giving Jared and Ivanka a Free Pass

Are we tacitly accepting a government of, by, and for the Trumps?
Amanda Carpenter
April 10, 2020 5:19 am

The Republican Pandemic Playbook

Hush opponents, highlight good works, blame anyone but Trump.
Amanda Carpenter
April 1, 2020 5:30 am

The Coronavirus Death Count and Trump’s TV Ratings

As the COVID-19 crisis deepens, Trump picks petty fights and brags about the “really good job” he has been doing.
Amanda Carpenter
March 27, 2020 5:21 am

Meet Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Petri Dish)

Florida is open for business. And infection.
Amanda Carpenter
March 25, 2020 5:30 am

Mail It In

Protect the 2020 election with no-excuse absentee voting.
Amanda Carpenter
March 16, 2020 7:45 am

Bernie’s Last Stand

Surprise! The guy who isn't a Democrat doesn't really care if the Democratic party loses to Trump.
Amanda Carpenter