Donald Trump's lips were moving again Tuesday night - and you know what that means. For what seemed like forever, but was really about an hour, the Republican front-runner treated America to another primary-night victory speech that was self-absorbed, belligerent and, well, sporadically factual.
Among his more obvious whoppers was this boast: "If I get to go against Hillary, polls are showing that I beat her. And some of the polls have me beating her very easily." No: Only two reputable national polls this year, one taken for USA Today and one for Fox News, have shown Trump leading Clinton, both times within the margin of error. She's up by more than six points in the RealClearPolitics average.
Still, those numbers should be cold comfort to Democrats eyeing a matchup between Clinton and Trump, and not simply because they don't capture what people would think when confronted with an actual choice between the two, rather than a hypothetical one.
The real imponderable is what would happen if Trump trained his verbal guns on the former secretary of state, and her alone, and fired them like this: