Donald Trump Clinches GOP Nomination

CNN is reporting that Donald Trump has the delegates to clinch the GOP presidential nomination, according to a CNN delegate count Thursday.

While Trump has had the nomination locked down for weeks, he has now reached the threshold of 1,237 delegates with the help of previously uncommitted delegates who now support his candidacy. A handful of states, including the large prizes of California and New Jersey, will hold the final primaries on June 7.

While Trump will not formally accept the party’s nomination until the delegates cast their votes on the convention floor in July, crossing the threshold effectively puts to rest any remaining suspense about the possibility of a messy and contested convention. For months, drama and tumult have rocked the Republican Party, as a fervent anti-Trump movement launched a full-on onslaught to derail his candidacy.

But the flurry of “Never Trump” activities, including a slew of negative ads against Trump and efforts to draft a third-party candidate, ultimately proved unsuccessful.

Speaking at a news conference in Bismarck, North Dakota, Trump reveled in the fact that he had clinched his party’s nomination before Hillary Clinton.

“Here I am watching Hillary fight and she can’t close the deal,” Trump said.

Thursday also marks an extraordinary accomplishment for Trump.

“No one in American history has moved from a June 16 announcement to a May 26 winning of a majority,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, rumored to be among the candidates on Trump’s vice presidential short-list, wrote on Twitter Thursday. “Trump’s achievement is remarkable.”

3 thoughts on “Donald Trump Clinches GOP Nomination

  • May 27, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Trump Clinches delegates – Shows you can win even handicapped by support of most Americans

  • May 28, 2016 at 6:27 am

    I hope he forgets about having Marko Rubio shoved in his face as VP. All little Marko would do is remove all of what Mr. Trump will do to stop illegal immigration along with stabbing him in the back all during his time in office. The best VP I could think of is either Senator Sessions or ex-speaker Newt Gingrich both of these people seem to really care what happens to the country and its people. Also don’t pick any of the people he was running against as VP. My very first pick would be Senator Sessions if he would take the job he has worked for years to slow up the wave of illegal aliens pouring in the U.S. either of these very capable men would do wonders for stopping the illegals. Mr. Gingrich would have to come out of retirement to take the job.

    • May 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm

      All good points. Marco would be a disaster. For one thing, he is not going to give up on being the champion of GOP Hispanics, and we all know what that means in his peabrain. For another thing, we cannot assume Trump to be immortal. Sessions is an excellent choice, or someone at least a couple of decades younger who is closest as possible to being a Jeff Sessions. Not that Sessions and Trump are ancient, but we need to bridge the gap to the younger generation of patriots. Our opponents are all too eager to paint us as a bunch of dying out old White people. Many young people are thronging to Trump and his issues, so an exciting young VP to help to carry out and carry on Trump’s vision would be best.


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