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

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
July 28, 2020 10:04 am

Let Them Expense Cake!

The Republican party shows Americans just what it thinks about them.
Amanda Carpenter
July 28, 2020 5:30 am

Electoral ‘Chaos’ in Pennsylvania?

The Trump campaign is contesting the state’s mail-in system.
Amanda Carpenter
July 24, 2020 10:34 am

Trump’s Magical Thinking Runs Into Reality, Again

Donald Trump finally cancels the Republican National Convention that was never going to happen anyway.
Amanda Carpenter
July 17, 2020 7:15 am

Get Ready for the 2020 Election Recount

Trump is already questioning mail-in ballots, what do you think he’ll do next?
Amanda Carpenter
July 7, 2020 5:30 am

Charlie Kirk, Trump’s Pied Piper

The president has started to sound more like the young founder of Turning Point USA.
Amanda Carpenter
June 26, 2020 5:30 am

100 Reasons Trump Is Unfit to Be President

A timeline of Trump outrages.
Amanda Carpenter
June 18, 2020 10:22 pm

Trump Says Bin Laden Endorsed Biden

On a special Father's Day episode of his YouTube show, Don Jr. sat down with his dad to smear Joe Biden.
Amanda Carpenter
June 3, 2020 5:17 am

Putting the Watchdogs to Sleep

How the president massacred the inspectors general, slowly and methodically.
Amanda Carpenter