Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a primary night news conference, Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Julie Jacobson

Joe: Trump’s sweep is another humiliating defeat for media and political elites

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Joe Scarborough writes in The Washington Post

… Trump’s story is about more than a first-time candidate’s stunning rise. It is also about the humiliating defeat suffered by an increasingly isolated political and media class… . Time and again over the past year, Washington insiders and media moguls misread the mood of working-class voters and their attraction to the populist message championed by Trump. On Tuesday, that message which undermines Republican orthodoxy on trade, taxes and immigration resonated with GOP primary voters so strongly that Trump cruised to lopsided victories in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware and Maryland. … The question now is whether Trump can prove his critics wrong again by winning the nomination and then defeating Hillary Clinton in the fall. The odds may be long for the New York developer and reality star, but no longer than the ones he faced last June when he first sought the GOP nomination.

For the full column, read here

Joe: Trump’s sweep is another humiliating defeat for media and political elites

Updated