The Republican primary this year has been ugly. It’s seen a civil war erupt on the Right and the wounds it has opened will take some time to heal. But conservatives should remember that the primary just a battle, the real war is in the general election against Hillary. And that war must be won. So with the November election in mind, Sean Hannity asked Donald Trump how hard he is going to hit Hillary Clinton. The answer is classic.
The whole interview is worth watching, but this is absolutely priceless. And the crowd loves it.
Hannity & Trump
Sean Hannity has been more than fair to Donald Trump throughout the campaign. He hasn’t endorsed him – he’s said he’s officially neutral and will wholeheartedly support whoever gets the nomination, a sentiment we wish more Republicans would share. But let’s face it, Hannity likes Trump.
It was a good night for Trump. He showed a warmer, more personable side of himself while also making clear that if he becomes the nominee he will be a tough competitor who will go hard after Hillary. After 2008 and 2012 when the Republican nominees refused to go after Obama many Republicans find that very attractive.
Trump Regains Momentum
Look for Trump to regain some of the momentum he lost after Cruz won Wisconsin. The controversy over the voterless primary in Colorado has worked in Trump’s favor with lots of press coverage and protests scheduled for Friday in Denver. His campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski has been exonerated of the battery charges reporter Michelle Fields brought against him and the calendar looks good for the Trump campaign. The next few primaries are all in the northeast where he polls very well and include the Tuesday election in his home state of New York where he is up big and is likely to sweep all of the delegates.
If Trump does as well in the northeast as polls are predicting he might just get to 1,237 delegates before the July convention. However, anti-Trump forces still have some cards to play. Trump looks to win Pennsylvania, but only 17 of the state’s 71 delegates are bound on the first ballot at the convention. That leaves the other 54 delegates unbound. About half of the unbound delegates have said in public that they will vote for the winner of their state’s primary on the first ballot, but the other half have remained silent. It’s a state where Trump’s recently hired delegate manager Paul Manafort will have his work cut out for him.
If Trump wins these crucial elections and survives the battles over delegates then – and only then – will he be able to hit turn his attacks on Hillary.