Trump Named Presumptive Republican Presidential Nominee

After Cruz, Kasich drop out, Trump is the last standing.

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Trump Named Presumptive Republican Presidential Nominee

Associated Press

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The past couple days have been hectic for the Grand Old Party. The Republican convention does not take place until July, but the nomination on the Republican spectrum has already taken place, far ahead of expected schedule. On May 3, presidential candidate Ted Cruz announced his suspension from the race after losing Indiana’s “winner-take-all” primary.

The next day, Ohio governor John Kasich also announced his campaign would be suspended. Leaving one candidate left, this news looks bright for those who are in support of winner Donald Trump.

“[Trump] is the only viable candidate for everything that’s going on in the world right now,” senior Colten Ellis said. “The immigration policies, everything that’s happening in Europe — we need a powerful leader.” 

Although Kasich did not expect to win the nomination, both his and Cruz’s drops came unexpectedly. Kasich remained in the race to keep Trump from reaching the magic 1237 delegates. Now, because there are no more candidates, the nomination will go to Trump.

[The future of the Republican party is] looking a little better,” said junior Connor Byczek. “Because personally, I don’t want Hillary Clinton in office.” 

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