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News Tuesday, Apr 26 2016

Trump Rolls The Competition, Marches On Toward Nomination

Apr 26, 2016

After Trump’s dominating performance last week in New York, he’s on track to secure commanding victories against Ted Cruz and John Kasich across five states tonight and head into Indiana next Tuesday with a majority of wins under his belt. The hastily arranged Cruz-Kasich alliance, which neither candidate seems intent on following too closely, might be too little, too late for the anti-Trump forces to stave off another delegate-rich win for Trump. Even then, there are signs that Trump is the second choice candidate for both Cruz and Kasich supporters, meaning this effort could all be futile.
American Bridge 21st Century President Jessica Mackler released the following statement in response to tonight’s Republican primary results:
“Donald Trump has secured another sweeping series of victories this evening, taking the “Republican front-runner” tag a few steps closer to becoming the ‘presumptive nominee.’ While the Republican establishment still seek out Ted Cruz as an alternative at their pipe-dream contested convention, there have been plenty of red flags that he is just as extreme and toxic as Trump.”

The new and improved, more “presidential” Trump was on full display this week — what with him disparaging Kasich for eating sloppily and calling Cruz and Kasich “weak” and “pathetic.” For those who still believe Trump is malleable and able to be coached in a general election, the last few days were a rude awakening that Trump will be Trump, no matter who is in his ear. Despite his advisers best efforts to corral their candidate, Trump will always revert into the sexist, nativist, and xenophobic extremist he is.  
There are 10 states left in the Republican primary. With Trump gaining more delegates after each primary, he’s getting closer and closer to the magic 1,237 he needs on the first ballot to win outright. And with each additional delegate, the Republican Party is getting closer and closer to what many have seen as inevitable for some time — that the Republican Party and the Party of Trump are one and the same.

Published: Apr 26, 2016

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