Political "experts" scoffed when billionaire developer Donald Trump announced his plans to run for president. Many predicted he wouldn't get far. They predicted wrong.
Yesterday, Trump was named the presumptive Republican nominee after his only competition, Ted Cruz, dropped out of the race.
“I’ve said I would continue on as long as there was a viable path to victory; tonight I’m sorry to say it appears that path has been foreclosed,” Cruz told his disappointed supporters in Indianapolis on Tuesday.
Trump clinched the nomination after winning the Indiana primary by a landslide on Tuesday.
Despite Trump having only 1,041 of the necessary 1,237 delegates, Republican party Chairman Reince Priebus announced the race was over, tweeting that Trump was the GOP’s presumptive nominee.
Trump will go head-to-head with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in what is sure to be a slugfest.
Many Democrats (including Michelle Obama) still haven't gotten over Clinton's disrespectful (and some say racist) bullying of Obama during their 2008 Democratic nomination skirmish.
“We all need to unite and focus on defeating @HillaryClinton,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday.
Early polls show Trump ahead of Clinton by a slim margin. But that margin is expected to widen as November draws near.