Reince Priebus claims that the Republican party will now rally around Donald Trump.
RNC chairman Reince Priebus declared on Twitter late Tuesday night that Donald Trump is the nominee of the Republican party and that it is time to rally around him as the general election looms around the corner.
Following the announcement by Senator Ted Cruz regarding the suspension of his campaign, Priebus sent out a Tweet calling for unity:
“.@realDonaldTrump will be presumptive @GOP nominee, we all need to unite and focus on defeating @HillaryClinton #NeverClinton,” he wrote.
Meanwhile, the John Kasich campaign responded by Tweeting that Kasich “appreciates” Priebus’ for his hard work but “until someone has 1237 delegates there is no presumptive nominee.”
Kasich also wrote “CA here we come” as if he has a realistic chance of winning.
The social media declaration by Priebus is one that likely came after some kicking and screaming as the Republican establishment has absolutely refused to coalesce around Trump despite the real estate tycoon being the presumptive nominee, arguably, for the last three months.
As it stands, the corporate donor class may be completely out of options (for now).