May 26, 2016
New York: The property baron Donald Trump has unofficially won the GOP
nomination for the American presidential race as he has by now received the
required number of delegates and one more than that to clinch the nomination.
The number of delegates needed to win the nomination is 1,237. He defeated 16
other contenders so far.
However, the 'unbound delegates' in the party has still a say. If he finally wins
nomination, he will face either former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or Vermont
Senator Bernie Sanders, the contenders still fighting for Democrat
The final Republican primaries of the remaining States will be held on June 7.
They include California and New Jersey. Thereafter at a July convention the GOP
will officially declare the nomination.
Taking a dig at Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, his most likely general
election rival, at a press conference in Bismarck, North Dakota, the New York real
estate billionaire and supporter of the arms lobby clamoured, "Here I am watching
Hillary fight and she can't close the deal." He virtually launched his presidential
By winning about 40 of the delegates of the Washington State primary on
Tuesday, Trump was less than ten delegates short of clinching the GOP
nomination. That was on predicted lines. In fact, his decisive win in Indiana early
May had forced his rivals out of the race. Although clashes at times marred the TV
entrepreneur's campaign like in Albuquerque, as also his