Just over a year after launching an improbable bid for the White House, Donald Trump has formally clinched the Republican presidential nomination.
In a state by state roll call vote, his son Donald Trump Jr made the announcement that put his father over the required delegate threshold at the National Convention in Ohio. Trump reacted via video link from New York.
Together we have achieved historic results with the largest vote total in the history of the Republican party. This is a movement, but we have to go all the way
“A little over one year ago, I announced my candidacy for president and with your vote today, this stage of the presidential process has come to a close. Together we have achieved historic results with the largest vote total in the history of the Republican party. This is a movement, but we have to go all the way,” he said.
A day earlier critics failed in efforts to force a vote opposing Trump’s candidacy. Those behind the billionnaire businessman believe he is the man America needs. Rudy Giuliani the former New York city mayor had this to say.
“We are now disrespected. We are being pushed around by Putin. We are being pushed around by the Ayatollah. We are being killed by Islamic terrorists and we have police officers who are being slaughtered on the streets.
Under Donald Trump that will end on day one.“So, can he deliver a knockout blow in November?
“Why not get somebody who will stop and fight with us and for us? And that is why I support the will of the people and the will of the people have chosen Donald Trump, in spite of the parties and all their diabolical schemes and undermining methods,” said Don King a Boxing Promoter.
Trump defeated 16 party rivals to win the nomination. Democrat Hillary Clinton will write him off at her peril.