Donald Trump has hit the magic number. The business mogul and reality TV star has secured enough delegates to become the Republican presidential nominee.
Long shot to presumptive candidate
Trump saw off his last two rivals this month and reached 1,237 delegates needed. However, his nomination won’t be official until the Grand Old Party confirms it in July and he will need to rally the divided party to his side.
Sure of his place in the presidential race, Trump took a swipe at potential Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, noting she is still fighting Bernie Sanders for the nomination saying she ‘couldn’t close the deal’. He also joked about debating Bernie Sanders to which the latter replied he would gladly participate.
The news that Trump is one step closer to the White House has left G7 country leaders rattled according to Obama, and has opinion divided on New York’s Fifth Avenue.
Vince Soto from North Carolina said, “I think he’s our voice. I think it’s time to take away people that are entitled in their positions and the government right now and give the country back to the people. I think he’s the guy to do it.”
While Lynda Hughes, Edmonds, Washington told a reporter, “I think he’s a racist bully and I’m just so sad that America has come to this.”
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