Official GOP Delegate Tracker: Trump at 1238 Delegates
Did you seriously think there would be a brokered convention? That’s a pipe dream of the mainstream media. Today, the Associated Press estimated that Mr. Trump has reached 1238 delegates.
The number of delegates needed to win the Republican nomination is 1237, which represents 50%+1. Trump has reached 1,238. With 303 delegates at stake in five state primaries on June 7, Trump will easily increase his delegate count. The media has wasted the entire month of April talking about a convention.
Mr. Trump’s win in the GOP delegate race now sets the stage for the most exciting presidential race in the fall. Trump was put over the top in the AP delegate count by a tiny number of the party’s unbound delegates who told the AP they would support him at the national convention in July. Among them is Oklahoma GOP chairwoman Pam Pollard.
Trump, a political newbie who would constantly tweet and talk from the sidelines – but had never run for office, easily beat 16 other Republican contenders in the primary campaign.
Many RINO’s and liberals have issued hysterical warnings about Mr. Trump, fearing an American return to greatness.
But millions of grass-roots activists have embraced Trump who now have broken the record for the number of votes won by any Republican in the primaries.
Steve House, chairman of the Colorado Republican Party and an unbound delegate who confirmed his support of Trump to the AP, said he likes the billionaire’s background as a businessman.
“Leadership is leadership,” House said. “If he can surround himself with the political talent, I think he will be fine.”
Trump’s pivotal moment comes amid a new sign of internal problems.
Hours before winning the nomination, Mr. Trump fired political director Rick Wiley, who was a traditional GOP operative (ineffective).
Almost 1 year ago, Mr. Trump’s Republican presidential nomination started with an escalator ride.
Trump and his supermodel wife, Melania, descended an escalator into the lobby of the Trump Tower on June 16, 2015, for an announcement that the celebrity real estate developer was indeed seeking the presidency. In the months that followed, he easily dispatched the weak Republican field.
Mr. Trump’s win reinforces the notion that Iowa cannot pick a winner and should not be first.
He ran low campaign costs — just $57 million through the end of April. He covered most of it with at least $43 million of his own money loaned to the campaign. He spent less than $21 million on paid television and radio commercials. That’s about one-quarter of what Jeb Bush and his allies spent on TV – in a single month.
Donald Trump, 69, is the son of a New York City real estate magnate Fred Trump, had risen to fame in the 1980s and 1990s, overseeing major real estate deals, watching his financial fortunes rise, then fall, hosting “The Apprentice” TV show and authoring more than a dozen books.
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