The numbers don’t lie and they say that Donald Trump will represent the Republican Party in the 2016 Presidential election. Donald clinched the 1,237 delegates he needed on May 26, crushing his competition to win the GOP’s nomination.
In the words of Donald Trump, 69, this victory is “huge.” The former Celebrity Apprentice star and real estate mogul was the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, after trouncing Ted Cruz, 45, Jeb Bush, 64 and all others. But now, Donald’s win is mathematically sound!
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Donald’s total delegate count reached 1,238 on May 26, according to the Associated Press. Donald only needed 1,237 to clinch the GOP’s nomination, so that extra delegate sealed the deal for the author of The Art Of The Deal. When the Republicans hold their National convention in Cleveland on July 18-21, it will be a “coronation” that officially crowns Donald as the GOP’s pick for the 2016 presidential race.
Many thought the GOP was going to have a contested convention, giving delegates a chance to change their minds about who should run for prez. “If there’s a second ballot I won’t vote for Donald Trump,” Cameron Linton of Pittsburgh told the AP. “He’s ridiculous. There’s no other way to say it.“
However, Cam won’t get a chance. There are 303 delegates at stake in five state primaries on June 7 and Donald keeps on winning. He’ll likely head to C-Town with so many delegates that there won’t be a second ballot.
So, congratulations to Donald Trump! He’s the last Republican standing in a race that had a record-number of nominees. Donald beat down Bobby Jindal, crushed Chris Christie, blasted Jeb Bush and told Scott Walker to take a walk. He blew by George Pataki, Rand Paul, Lindsey Graham and Rick Santorum. Donald mangled Mike Huckabee, Marco Rubio and Jim Gilmore. He said some unflattering things about Carly Fiorina and Dr. Ben Carson before cruising to victory past Ted Cruz and John Kaisch.
Not everyone is thrilled that Donald and his anti-women, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim views will challenge either Bernie Sanders, 74, or Hillary Clinton, 68, for the White House. There were clashes of violence outside Donald Trump rallies in New Mexico and Anaheim, California. Donald swears he “loves Hispanics” but these protesters disagree.
While some expected chaos at the GOP convention, it looks like the Dems might be the party dealing with a brokered-nightmare when they roll into Philadelphia on July 25-28. Bernie keeps winning races alongside Hillary. The former Secretary of State hopes to secure a knockout blow on June 7, securing enough delegates to challenge Donald in the November election.
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