The problem with Donald Trump’s candidacy for the Presidency of the United States is amply illustrated by this Associated Press story claiming that “Trump Gets Delegates for GOP Nomination” …
Delegates in hand, Trump says he's got GOP nomination
Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president. Trump will go on to accept the nomination at the party’s national convention in Cleveland. (May 26)
With a triumphant pile of delegates in hand, Republican Donald Trump on Thursday claimed support from "almost everybody" in his party and turned his attention to his likely Democratic presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, who is still locked in a divisive primary contest.
The New York billionaire reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the GOP nomination hours earlier, according to the Associated Press count, just before a North Dakota campaign stop. It completed his unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and set the stage for a bitter fall campaign.
Trump was put over the top in the AP delegate count by a small number of the party's unbound delegates who told the AP they would support him at the national convention in July. Among them was Oklahoma GOP chairwoman Pam Pollard.
Source: News from The Associated Press
There are two problems with this assertion. One, Trump appears to be a congenital liar and will say or do anything to advance his agenda. Even to the extent of lying about his lies that were recorded on videotape. And two, it was an Associated Press assertion. The AP appears to have a significant leftward bias and any count is just speculation until they call the roll at the Convention.
I personally believe that Donald Trump will attempt to suppress voter turnout among republicans in upcoming races to keep Cruz from receiving additional delegates even though he appears to have suspended his campaign.
Bottom line …
This was not a Drudge Report headline – and Drudge appears all in for The Donald – so while the assertion may be interesting, it is not officially a fact. How can any candidate who has a reputation and history of lying to the public be a credible candidate for the most important job in the world?
We are so screwed.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell