Trump Secures Republican Presidential Nomination

Zachary Stieber
By Zachary Stieber
March 18, 2020Politics
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Trump Secures Republican Presidential Nomination
President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a press conference on COVID-19, known as the coronavirus, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, on March 13, 2020. (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)

With wins in every state voting on Tuesday night, President Donald Trump secured the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.

Trump became the GOP’s presumptive nominee for 2020, the party said on March 17.

“Our party is united, our grassroots movement is fired up, and we are ready for FOUR MORE YEARS!” Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement.

Brad Parscale, Trump’s campaign manager, said that the campaign has been seeing record vote totals, “unprecedented enthusiasm,” and a unified party.

Trump’s wins in Florida and Illinois pushed him over the 1,276-threshold to secure the Republican nomination.

He has won all but one delegate in the 2020 race. Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld won the single delegate in the Iowa caucuses.

Trump addresses his administration's daily coronavirus briefing
President Donald Trump addresses his administration’s daily coronavirus briefing at the White House in Washington, on March 17, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

Trump faced little opposition to securing the nomination. Two other candidates—former members of Congress Joe Walsh and Mark Sanford—dropped out before voters in Iowa went to the polls.

Some state Republican parties canceled primaries, citing the costs involved and the desire to support Trump as he fights for another four years in office.

Trump has remained highly popular among Republicans, with support hovering around 90 percent for years.

The GOP touted high vote totals in the primaries, producing a chart that showed Trump earned more votes in 10 states than either President Barack Obama or President George W. Bush when they were running for reelection.

“Heading into 2020, President Trump is leaps and bounds ahead of where the past two successful reelection campaigns were. The party is united and enthusiasm is on our side,” wrote Steve Guest, a rapid response director for the party, in a blog post containing the chart.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, meanwhile, moved closer to clinching the Democrat Party nomination with wins in Florida, Illinois, and Arizona.

Several other states were scheduled to vote on Tuesday including Ohio but postponed primaries because of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.

The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China and create a global pandemic.

From The Epoch Times

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