The unthinkable? Trump may actually get the nomination

via Reuters

via Reuters

Donald Trump’s new top political strategist predicts the Republican presidential front-runner will amass the votes needed to win the nomination.

Donald Trump’s new top political strategist predicts the Republican presidential front-runner will amass the 1237 delegates needed to clinch his party’s nomination well before the Republican National Convention in July.

Veteran campaign tactician Paul Manafort was chosen by Trump on Thursday (local time) to oversee a fractious nomination process that many Republicans expect may not yield a clear winner before the convention.

Manafort said on CNN’s “New Day” program on Friday that rival Ted Cruz, the US senator from Texas, will not be able to dent Trump’s delegate lead before California’s June 7 primary.

“The reality is: Ted Cruz has seen his best day,” Manafort said. “The reality is: this convention process will be over with sometime in June, probably June 7, and it’ll be apparent to the world that Trump is over that 1237 number.”

Trump has been uncharacteristically quiet on social media after his double-digit loss to Cruz in the Wisconsin primary on Tuesday, which followed a series of missteps on the campaign trail including his statement, later recanted, advocating punishment for women who have illegal abortions.

In elevating Manafort, Trump said he would add more staff before the convention in an expansion of his campaign team beyond the close-knit group of advisers who have been at his side since he jumped into the presidential race last June.

Either way, we have fascinating times ahead.  If Trump wins the nomination outright then the party is going to have to decide if it wants to win with Trump or watch Hillary sail to victory.

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