Trump Just Clinched The Nomination And There's Nothing We Can Do About It
Per the AP's calculations, Trump now has 1,238 delegates supporting his nomination. You need 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination.
Plus, there are still a few primaries left where Trump is bound to get more delegates to get him way above that 1,237 delegate number.
While it was already assumed Trump would get the nomination, this count confirms it.
So, this is it. Donald Trump is the Republican presidential nominee.
Donald Trump is not an elected official, but he is a lot of other things.
He is bringing to our democratic election this fall a series of childish, sophomoric attacks, mostly seeming to stem from a crisis of masculinity.
He encourages his supporters to get physical against protesters if necessary, leading to frequent violence at his rallies. People have used Trump's words as justifications for racially motivated violent attacks.
Trump's plans for a potential presidency mostly include "winning" and getting a team of advisors so he doesn't have to figure it out himself.
So great work, America! Really crushed that democratic process.