For those who say “Never Trump” and pretend it’s because you’re too principled and pure to trust someone who has in the past had more than one marriage, supported very liberal abortion laws and labor unions, who was okay with tax increases, and who compromised with Democrats and rarely went to church, then I know you probably hated Ronald Reagan. Yet those of us who supported Reagan never regretted it. The ones who didn’t later pretended they did, and all claimed to be on his side.

Recapping Tuesday’s primaries: Donald Trump won overwhelmingly in West Virginia and Nebraska, which is expected when you’re the last man standing, but still a nice feeling.  With the GOP race all but settled, the real news is happening on the Democratic side (not that you’d know it from all the media outlets wringing their hands about how the Republican Party is so disunified, a tragedy that surely must keep them awake at night.) 

A funny thing happened on the way to the coronation: the court jester keeps tripping up the queen.  Hillary Clinton won the Nebraska primaries by about 53-47% (but it was the May 5th caucuses that bind delegates, and Bernie won those 57-43%).  But that barely caused a media ripple among all the chatter about the shellacking she took in West Virginia.  To paraphrase Sally Field, “They hate her.  They really, really hate her!” 

Hillary not only lost West Virginia’s Democratic primary to Bernie 51-36%, but in a Fox News exit poll of Democrats, only 45% said they would vote for her for President in November, with 35% choosing Trump and 18% neither.  Again: that’s among DEMOCRATS.  When voters are actually telling you to your face, “We don’t want you here, get out,” it’s not a good omen.

(To see the depths of Hillary’s WV problem, check out this CNN interview of random people on the street, as they tried to find anybody who planned to vote for her, even in a Democratic stronghold.  You won’t believe who 19 out of 20 did plan to vote for:  CLICK HERE )

The media are again trying to do damage control for Hillary, supporting her claim that when she publicly declared that her policies would put a lot of coal miners out of work and a lot of coal companies out of business, she was taken out of context.  After all, she went on to propose a $3 billion job retraining program for those unemployed workers. 

Okay, let’s put that in the context West Virginians heard:  She’s going to destroy the industry that’s been our way of life for generations and cut off our family’s income, but she’ll try to get back on our feet with some government job training programs (you know what a great record of success those have) to help us find one of the plentiful jobs that will spring up after she kills our state’s largest industry.  But maybe we can get jobs in one of West Virginia’s other growing industries: oil, natural gas and logging.  Oh, wait, forgot: her green supporters want to destroy those, too.

It’s no wonder that Hillary is about as popular in West Virginia as a Yankees fan in Boston. 

Two more stunning exit poll findings:

NBC reports that 39% of Sanders voters said they would vote for Trump over Sanders in November, as would 9% of Clinton voters.  Again: DEMOCRAT voters.

CNN found that nearly 40% of Democratic voters say they want the next President to be less liberal than Obama.  Of those, 62% voted for self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders.   At first glance, that seems crazy…unless maybe they think Obamaism is further left than socialism.  Then it sort of makes sense.

Here’s more on the WV vote, with some interesting demographic breakdowns: CLICK HERE

Today’s must-see video: Many of the “Never Trump” crowd say their anti-Trump zeal is based on their belief that Trump has always been a Democrat, that he only recently became a Republican and will break all his promises to blue collar voters and govern like a liberal as soon as he’s elected.

Heaven knows, I would never claim to be able to predict what Donald Trump will do in the future. But a rare piece of video has been unearthed that casts doubt on his critics’ claims about his past. It’s an interview with Trump at a major Republican event. He claims he’s a Republican, but rejects the label of “moderate” or “Rockefeller Republican.” He says he believes in certain principles of the party, but he’s more comfortable with people like cab drivers and construction workers than with wealthy elites, who don’t like him because he competes with them, and he likes to win.

I know, it sounds just like any recent Trump rally. But this piece of video is actually nearly 30 years old. Larry King was interviewing him at the 1988 GOP Convention, where Trump was supporting George H.W. Bush…who is currently refusing to return the favor, even though Trump was his invited guest to the '88 convention. I’d say that unless Trump has developed a time machine, this video is pretty convincing proof that he’s been a populist Republican longer than most Bernie Sanders voters have been alive. Click the link to see the full video.

Click here to watch the video on Conservative Tribune.com!