Donald Trump took a major stride towards winning the Republican nomination outright following his resounding victories in Tuesday’s East Coast primaries.
Trump’s candidate rivals have so far been powerless to prevent his relentless drive towards nomination despite throwing everything, including the kitchen sink, at him. The #NeverTrump campaign has spent tens of millions of dollars trying to prevent Trump’s nomination but it just seems to focus voters attention more on Trump. In fact, in the North East, across 5 states Trump won EVERY SINGLE county. These were not just the low income, low educated followers that are always throw out as explanation for the Trump phenomenon. These were voters across all income groups, across social classes and race. Trump is winning everywhere.
The latest round of primaries boosted Trump’s delegate count to at least 988 compared to 568 for his chief rival, Ted Cruz. Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly explained on the O’Reilly Factor why he believes Trump is winning. He explained,
“There’s been talk about the feckless nature of the GOP leadership as the primary reason why Mr. Trump is this close to the GOP nomination,” said the Factor host.
“That’s an element, but not the decisive factor.”
Largely, O’Reilly said, “a broad disenchantment with the direction of America has fueled the Trump campaign.”
“His outspoken attacks galvanize Americans who are bitterly enchanted by a society that puts grievance above achievement,” he explained.
“After nearly eight years of the most liberal president in U.S. history, millions of voters have had enough of a social system that directly denigrates their values and caters to non-working individuals.
“They want someone to blow that system to hell.
That’s why Trump is winning.
He pinpointed festering disenchantment long before anyone else.”
Watch the clip from the O’Reilly Factor:
Former Republican presidential candidate and now Trump supporter, Dr. Ben Carson wasn’t impressed by the move.
“No, I don’t think it’s going to make a huge difference,” Carson told Hannity, but he did however consider it “good pick”
Carson warned of possible manipulation that the remaining candidates, Cruz and John Kasich, may attempt in order to “alter the will of the people” who have overwhelmingly selected Trump the vast majority of the primaries.
Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Ted Cruz’s announcement of Carly Fiorina as his running mate won’t give him a big enough boost to his campaign; which is currently lagging over 400 delegates behind Trump’s.
“In football they call it a hail Mary and it works about 1 percent of the time. This is a hail Carly and I don’t think it’s gonna work,” Cain told Fox News host Sean Hannity. He went on,
“I respect Ted for trying to do something. He did the alliance with John Kasich that appears to have backfired,” Cain said. “I don’t think this is going to add any unexpected momentum to his campaign.”
In an amusing aside, Donald Trump appeared on ‘On the Record’ Town Hall hoted by Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren. One undecided voter Trump whether he would pick Greta for a cabinet position. There was much laughter at the proposition and Trump quickly responded enthusiastically,
“That is not a bad idea, she would be excellent,” he said to loud applause.
“I think more than an hour with me would be enough for Donald,” responded Van Susteren, “I think it’s about as much as he can take.”
Watch the exchange:
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H/T Fox News, Washington Examiner