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Trump Just Clinched The Nomination And There's Nothing We Can Do About It

Donald Trump has clinched the Republican nomination, according to the Associated Press.

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.

Trump is the first major party nominee since Dwight D. Eisenhower to have never held an elected office, as Trevor Noah pointed out earlier this month.

Donald Trump is not an elected official, but he is a lot of other things.

Those things include a reality television host, a failed businessman from a privileged family, a misogynist, an Islamophobe, a xenophobe, a racist and the insecure owner of a pair of tiny hands.

He is bringing to our democratic election this fall a series of childish, sophomoric attacks, mostly seeming to stem from a crisis of masculinity.

Trump's endorsers for his presidential campaign include a former Ku Klux Klan leader and a white supremacist.

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.

He also doesn't understand the particulars of his party's stances. For instance, he tried so hard to be anti-abortion that he went beyond the pro-life stance, leading to condemnation from all sides.

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.


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Citations: Trump reaches the magic number to clinch nomination (Associated Press), Daily Beast, Huffington Post, TIME, New York magazine, Huffington Post, Politico

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Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos
Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos

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