Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a new conference before a rally in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero) (AP)

You are stuck with him now, Republicans: Donald Trump officially clinches GOP nomination

The #RunWithTrump hashtag has since popped up on Twitter to hilariously troll vulnerable Republican Senators


Sophia Tesfaye
May 26, 2016 7:20PM (UTC)

On Thursday, the Associated Press declared that Donald Trump had earned the support of the 1,237 delegates necessary to clinch the Republican presidential nomination.

Already deemed the "presumptive" nominee by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus after his win over Ted Cruz and John Kasich in Indiana earlier this month, Trump amassing a majority of all the delegates at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July was a foregone conclusion for weeks now.

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Today it became official. There will be no convention fight.

Trump, so far, had won only 1,150 delegated awarded based upon the results of the caucuses and primary. The AP determined that 29 unbound delegates have since publicly committed to his campaign. Trump's latest backers hail from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Colorado and New Hampshire.

Shortly after Trump's clinching of the GOP nomination became official, Democrats in New Hampshire began trolling that state's vulnerable Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte, tweeting "Congratulations," and using the hashtag #runwithTrump:


Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's Deputy Politics Editor and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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