This surreal election year continues with Trump victorious in the primaries of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware. After tonight Trump has about 950 delegates pledged to support him on the first ballot. He needs 1237 to get a first ballot win. There are 622 delegates left to be awarded.
In other news Trump apparently has rejected attempts by his new advisor, Paul Manafort, to make him appear “more presidential”. Trump the ego-maniac of course only wants yes-men and yes-women around him, and it was predictable that he would reject any attempts to have his campaign strategy be anything other than the next fool thing he wishes to utter. In almost any other election year such a “strategy” would be disastrous, but Trump is riding a wave of voter discontent and the normal rules of politics appear not to apply to him, at least not yet.