Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review are hopeful that the Cuban people may inch closer to freedom as Fidel Castro announces he doesn’t expect to live much longer.  They also groan as Donald Trump dominates the New York GOP primary and looks to do the same in several more states next week, while Hillary pretty much puts Sanders away.  And they react to a Trump supporter trying to rally assistance in physically preventing Colorado and Wyoming delegates from attending the RNC in Cleveland.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review are pleased to see Democrats worried that rising hostility between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders could lead to a fractured party in November.  They also shake their heads as Bernie Sanders’ tax return shows he doesn’t practice what he preaches.  And they return fire at Rep. Peter King in a fun way after King says he hates Ted Cruz and would take cyanide if Cruz is the GOP nominee.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review applaud Ohio State officials for telling demonstrators to leave the building or be ready to be cleared out, arrested and expelled.  They also rip John Kasich for his dismissal of recent religious freedom and bathroom laws and presenting himself as the only adult in the room.  And they laugh as the Treasury Department reportedly makes plans to replace Andrew Jackson with a woman on currency and leave Alexander Hamilton in place – largely because of a successful hip-hop opera.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review suffer through clips of Thursday’s Democratic debate but come away glad knowing the Democrats are plenty dysfunctional too – and really annoying.  They also discuss more and more health insurers losing money under Obamacare and planning to jack up premiums or get out of the market altogether.  And they unload on AMC for planning to experiment with texting during movies – but the story ends with relief.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review fume over Russia’s blatant provocation of a U.S. Navy ship in the Baltic Sea and in the Obama administration’s pathetic response.  They also cringe as Indiana GOP delegates get dozens of troubling messages warning them not to oppose Donald Trump.  And they discuss Karl Rove and many deep-pocketed donors preparing to help Trump, mainly to deny Hillary Clinton the presidency.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review get a kick out of Paul Krugman turning on Bernie Sanders and comedian George Lopez saying he endorsed Sanders but doesn’t want to pay higher taxes.  They also groan as an RNC member echoes Donald Trump in saying that winning more than 1,100 delegates will probably win him the nomination.  And they react to Keith Olbermann deciding to move out of Trump Palace because he just couldn’t bear having any association with its namesake.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review embark on an all-Hillary edition of the podcast.  They laugh as the Clinton campaign accuses Bernie Sanders of trying to rig the nomination by urging super-delegates to switch to his side.  They also slam Hillary Clinton for nodding along as her supporter says American citizens are terrorists and gun and ammo makers are making us that way.  And we shake our heads as the Clinton campaign again stresses that she will release any information as to whether aliens visited the earth.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review discuss the controversy in the GOP delegate and Donald Trump’s frustration with the process while the real story seems to be that Ted Cruz knows what he’s doing in delegate matters and Trump doesn’t.  They also slam Pres. Obama for saying Hillary shouldn’t be in trouble for her emails because she was a good secretary of state and because some classified information needs to be protected while other classified material isn’t really that important.  And we unload on vile Trump internet supporters for telling Mary Katharine Ham they’re glad her husband is dead because she wrote a column unflattering to Trump.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review are pleased to see Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey looking to be in good shape for re-election in a state that is not all that strong for Republicans.  They also rip Pres. Obama and the VA for wait times and benefits only getting much worse for our veterans.  And they shake their heads as the Trump campaign contends its candidate doesn’t have a problem with women and any polls suggesting otherwise are manipulated.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review enjoy Greg Gutfeld needling his colleagues over their soft “town hall” interviews of Donald Trump.  They also blast the notion promoted by GOP operatives and donors that House Speaker Paul Ryan will somehow emerge as the nominee at a contested convention.  And they groan as Trump says it’s “very unfair” that he has to win a majority of the delegates to become the Republican nominee because the original field was so big.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review applaud CNN’s Jake Tapper for calling out Obama’s hypocrisy on media coverage of politics and reminding viewers that Obama has stiff-armed the press more than any president since Nixon.  They also shake their heads as a new Clinton vs. Trump Electoral College projection shows Hillary with an easy win.  And they groan as Fox News and BuzzFeed fail to redact Michelle Fields’ personal information before showing her police report, leading to harassing phone calls to Fields who no longer feels it’s safe to be in her apartment.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review react to all three Republican hopefuls refusing to promise they will back the eventual GOP nominee.  They also discuss Donald Trump’s comments on Michelle Fields after Trump’s campaign manager is indicted for grabbing Fields earlier this month – and notice how Trump’s comments on women seem to be unnerving some of his most ardent supporters.  And they react to the way Ted Cruz handles questions from a hostile press.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review react to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker endorsing Ted Cruz.  They slam Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to caving to liberals and big business to veto religious freedom legislation.  And they do a double take as the National Journal’s Ron Fournier suggests prosecutors must meet a higher standard before charging Hillary Clinton because she is running for president.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Ian Tuttle of National Review react to a new poll suddenly showing Ted Cruz with a narrow lead in Wisconsin.  They also rip Obama’s reaction to the Brussels attacks and for continuing to assert that keeping Guantanamo Bay open is somehow more dangerous to Americans than letting detainees go.  And they react to the latest salvo over wives in the Republican presidential race.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Ian Tuttle of National Review discuss Jonah Goldberg’s column suggesting conservatives need to prepare for the end of the GOP as we know it whether Trump wins the nomination or not.  They also slam the Super PAC who put out a racy photo of Melania Trump as reason to vote against her husband – and they slam Trump for blaming the ad on Cruz and threatening to “spill the beans” on Heidi Cruz.  And they sigh as Sarah Palin prepares to follow in the footsteps of Judge Judy.

Trump’s Foreign Policy

 

Here’s a transcript of Donald Trump’s meeting with The Washington Post editorial board yesterday.

FREDERICK RYAN JR., WASHINGTON POST PUBLISHER: Mr. Trump, welcome to the Washington Post. Thank you for making time to meet with our editorial board.

Trump –> Armageddon: A Few Scenarios

 

The Sweet Meteor of Death. Credit: @smod2016Yesterday Genferei made a request:

Claire: Try to write a scenario where Trump causes Armageddon. Don’t leave out any steps or resort to hand-waving or amateur psychology or appeals to authority. Don’t forget there are a squillion hangers-on, advisers and career civil servants and/or soldiers involved. Perhaps you’ll convince us. The “I don’t know but it feels scary” isn’t convincing me.

Great question, and exactly why I love Ricochet: Sooner or later, someone’s going to point out exactly where your argument’s a little vague or flabby, and you’ll either tighten up your argument or change your mind, both or which are good outcomes.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review are pleased to see conservatives beginning to coalesce around Ted Cruz.  They applaud the State Department for declaring ISIS guilty of genocide but scold the administration for apparently not planning to do much about it.  And they react to a Trump supporter telling CNN that convention riots could be a good thing and that they would not be negative riots.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review applaud a substantive debate but are glad the debate season is just about over.  They also shake their heads as Dr. Ben Carson endorses Donald Trump, the man who once compared Carson to a child molester.  And they dissect the Trump campaign’s response to allegations campaign manager Corey Lewandowski roughed up a female reporter.

Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review applaud Jorge Ramos of Univision for asking tough questions and follow-ups that Hillary Clinton answered badly.  They also slam Bernie Sanders for glossing over the record of the Castro regime and spending as much time discussing what he sees as its good points.  And they unload on the Trump campaign after campaign manager Corey Lewandowski roughs up a female reporter and says he thought she was a less friendly reporter.