Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump may not be “presumptive” much longer. He reached the magic number of delegates, 1,237, needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president Thursday. Trump was put over the top in the delegate count by a small number of the Republican party’s unbound delegates who told the AP they would support him at the national convention in July.
“I think he has touched a part of our electorate that doesn’t like where our country is,” said Oklahoma GOP chairwoman Pam Pollard. “I have no problem supporting Mr. Trump.”
Steve House, chairman of the Colorado Republican Party and an unbound delegate who confirmed his support of Trump, said he favorites the billionaire’s background as a businessman. “Leadership is leadership,” House said. “If he can surround himself with the political talent, I think he will be fine.”