Trump Now the Presumptive Republican Nominee

Former President Donald Trump (R) is now the presumptive Republican Party presidential nominee. Although he has not yet attained the necessary 1,215 delegates, Trump’s last opponent—former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R)—announced today that she is suspending her campaign. Barring any unusual developments, Trump is now all-but-certain to win the nomination. He is expected to be formally nominated at the Republican National Convention in July.

Trump is a real estate businessman who was elected president in 2016 with no previous political experience. He served one term and was defeated by now-President Joe Biden (D) in 2020. Trump is a controversial figure; he was impeached (and acquitted) twice during his presidency and has faced numerous criminal charges since leaving office.

On the Democratic side, incumbent President Joe Biden (D) is widely expected to win his party’s nomination, but he still faces two minor challengers and has not yet won the necessary 1,968 delegate majority. The Democratic National Convention, where Biden is likely to be formally nominated, will be held in August.

Scott Bradford has been putting his opinions on his website since 1995—before most people knew what a website was. He has been a professional web developer in the public- and private-sector for over twenty years. He is an independent constitutional conservative who believes in human rights and limited government, and a Catholic Christian whose beliefs are summarized in the Nicene Creed. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. He loves Pink Floyd and can play the bass guitar . . . sort-of. He’s a husband, pet lover, amateur radio operator, and classic AMC/Jeep enthusiast.