"Watching the GOP willingly commit suicide": Twitter reacts to Donald Trump's nomination

Anti-Trump conservatives took to social media to face the final realization of a year-long nightmare

Published July 20, 2016 12:06AM (EDT)

Donald Trump   (Reuters/Brian Snyder)
Donald Trump (Reuters/Brian Snyder)

It's official: Republican delegates voted Tuesday to nominate Donald Trump as the party's 2016 presidential candidate.

Despite the last-ditch efforts of anti-Trump activists, the roll call vote at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland ended with Trump receiving the 1,237 votes necessary to receive the GOP nomination. Rumors that rogue delegations would disrupt the proceedings with protest votes proved to be overstated, as the roll call passed without significant incident.

Trump received the decisive votes from his home state of New York. His son Donald Trump, Jr. made the delegation's announcement.

Anti-Trump conservatives were faced with the final realization of a year-long nightmare, during which Trump's bombastic insurgent campaign proved unstoppable:

As delegates gathered for the roll call vote, news broke that Fox News CEO Roger Ailes would officially be removed from his post at the network amid sexual harassment allegations.

Hillary Clinton's Twitter account offered the following message:

By Michael Garofalo

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