Donald Trump Has Eye on Consolidating Support
Many people were taken aback after GOP Presidential nominee frontrunner Donald Trump delivered his victory speech in New York earlier this week.
Gone were the insults of his two remaining opponents, Senator Cruz and Governor Kasich. In its place, a focus on numbers and a markedly softer tone.
With his massive victory in New York earlier this week, Donald Trump has re-established himself as the man to beat for the GOP Presidential nomination. With his renewed momentum, Trump now has his sights set on acquiring the 1,237 delegates needed to earn the GOP nomination.
Instead of planning for a once-expected brokered convention, many GOP faithful are now coming to grips with the fact that Donald Trump will likely be squaring off against Hillary Clinton in November. While Trump is certainly not their first choice to battle Hillary, many in the GOP are starting to acknowledge that they will have to consolidate their support and back Donald Trump.
Donald Trump, with his new advisors in tow, changed his tone earlier this week after shellacking Kasich and Cruz in New York. Trump, as mentioned, ditched the derisive nicknames such as "Lyin' Ted" and instead referred to his opponents as Senator Cruz and Governor Kasich. This was certainly done intentionally in an effort to try to rebuild relationships with some of the most powerful people in the GOP.
Of course, Trump also realizes that victory is inching closer, as the only way that either Cruz or Kasich could win at this point would be via a brokered convention. If Trump can continue his momentum, he will likely earn the delegates needed to avoid this possibility.
Donald Trump's previous policy of attacking his opponents at every opportunity certainly paid off earlier in the race, as he single-handedly dismantled the likes of Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio.
In recent weeks, however, Trump's campaign had gone sideways after some ill-advised attacks on Ted Cruz and his wife. Trump, thanks to some good advice from his advisors, seems to be trying to appear more Presidential with a battle against Hillary Clinton looming on the horizon.
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