Fifty years ago Reagan was sworn in as governor of California. His critics called him dumb, extreme, and just an actor. Trump's critics call him dumb, extreme, and just a reality TV star.
The idea of either man becoming president a year before their elections was viewed as an absurdity.
But Reagan and Trump won even though the elites and the media scoffed at them.
Report from Tampico, Illinois on Reagan's 100th birthday
Marathon Pundit's Ronald Reagan Trail