With overwhelming victories in the Florida and Illinois Republican presidential primaries, President Donald Trump has secured enough delegates to become the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party for President.
The Florida primary, in which Trump easily crushed primary challenger Bill Weld, gives him enough delegates to lock down the nomination. President Trump won an overwhelming 94% of the vote, an indicator of his widespread popularity among Republican voters.
Of course it was almost a forgone conclusion that the President would win the primary for his own party’s nomination. A sitting President has never been defeated by a primary challenger, although two candidates with some degree of name recognition tried this year.
Ideological neoconservatives such as Bill Kristol put some hope in the possibility of a real primary challenge to President Trump, that ultimately failed to surface. Bill Weld and Joe Walsh waged futile primary bids against Trump, seeming to seek media and liberal attention more so than actually putting forth a serious challenge.
At one point, the swamp creature appeared to seriously believe that a primary challenger was going to defeat Trump in the 2020 Republican primary.
The Republican who’ll beat Trump in the 2020 primaries will run on a REAL drain the swamp platform: Against influence of Saudi, Chinese and Russian money. Against the 2016 choice of Trumpian and Clintonian corruption. Release tax returns. History of military or public service?
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) October 12, 2018
That prediction can be placed in the bucket of Bill Kristol’s laughably false and incorrect political punditry, and in this case considerably so.
The President has won the Republican primary of every single primary state to vote thus far, taking around 95% of the vote in most cases.
The state in which a long-shot primary challenger- former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld- performed the strongest was New Hampshire. Even there, President Trump took a whopping 86% of the vote compared to Weld’s 9%.
Republican appear wholly united behind President Donald Trump’s campaign for a second term in office.
Obama Reportedly Said Pete Buttigieg Too ‘Gay’ and ‘Short’ to be President
Tell it like it is, Barack!
Former president Barack Hussein Obama reportedly said that former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg was too “gay” and too “short” to be a serious presidential contender during the midst of the 2020 presidential race.
Buttigieg, who ran for president in 2020 and surprisingly won the Iowa caucus, is now the Transportation Secretary under President-imposed Joe Biden. He is considered a rising star in the Democrat Party due to his homosexual lifestyle, which includes being gay married to a husband, but Obama is apparently a doubter.
Obama reportedly made his remarks while addressing a group of black Democrat donors in Oct. 2019 as he was attempting to exert his influence over the process. The revelation comes from a new book authored by The Hill’s Amie Parnes and NBC’s Jonathan Allen titled, Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency.
At the time, Obama was apparently supporting Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for president. The excerpt from the book, which includes various pot shots made by Obama toward Buttigieg, reads as follows:
When he was asked to return to the original question on his advice, Obama said he liked Buttigieg, a rising talent who’d worked on his own campaign. But despite his affinity for the South Bend mayor, he rattled off a list of reasons why Buttigieg couldn’t win.
“He’s thirty- eight,” Obama said, pausing for dramatic effect, “but he looks thirty.” The audience laughed. Obama was on a roll, using the tone of light ridicule he some-times pointed at himself — ” big ears” and “a funny name,” he’d said so many times before. Now, it was directed at Buttigieg. “He’s the mayor of a small town,” the former president continued. “He’s gay,” Obama said, “and he’s short.” More laughter.
Only months earlier, Buttigieg had sat in Obama’s postpresidential office in Washington seeking counsel on how to maintain equanimity in the face of homophobia on the campaign trail. Now, behind his back, Obama was riffing on him to some of the wealthiest Black men in America at a time when Buttigieg had been dubbed “Mayo Pete” by critics who believed he couldn’t connect with African American voters.
It goes without saying that any conservative who made similar remarks would be pilloried by the fake news media. Obama will get a pass, although the comments may make the former president’s relationship with the former mayor strained as Buttigieg climbs up the political ladder undeservedly due solely to identity politics.
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