Donald Trump Tweets After Hillary Clinton Is Declared The Presumptive Nominee & It's Bizarre To Say The Least
On Monday evening, after the announcement that Hillary Clinton secured enough delegates to become the Democratic presidential presumptive nominee, Donald Trump had a very bizarre response about Clinton. Or, should we say, it was a non-response. Following the call made by the AP, NBC News, and other news outlets Monday night, Trump tweeted something about Clinton's "erratic" and "violent" ways. She is definitely not presidential, the likely Republican candidate claimed.
Trump's first tweet on Monday evening referenced the recent allegations made by a former secret service staffer that Clinton had "violent" tendencies. Those allegations were reportedly made in a forthcoming book from Gary J. Byrne, a former secret service agent who was stationed outside the Oval Office during President Bill Clinton's tenure in the White House, according to Fox News.
Never missing an opportunity to pull out his "Crooked Hillary" insult, Trump tweeted about the allegations immediately following the AP's delegate call. Trump said these allegations reveal that Clinton has a "bad temperament for pres."
Trump doubled-down on his remarks 30 minutes later. At press time, this was his only response to the news that Clinton is the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
The AP was the first news outlet to make the call Monday evening that Clinton secured the 2,383 delegates needed for the Democratic nomination. However, Clinton is not yet the official nominee — that won't happen until the Democratic National Convention later this summer.
And Sen. Bernie Sanders isn't giving in yet, either. On Tuesday, six states, including California, will be holding their primaries. The Sanders campaign is hoping to ride its last bit of momentum in California and New Jersey, which have 475 delegates and 126 delegates, respectively. South Dakota, North Dakota, New Mexico and Montana are also holding primaries on Tuesday.
As for Trump, the billionaire businessman has already secured the 1,237 delegates needed for the Republican nomination. Trump is technically the last GOP candidate left in the presidential race, and had 1,239 delegates as of Monday. At this point, he is the likely Republican presidential nominee.
If we go by the projections made by the AP, NBC News and CBS News, then we're looking at a Clinton-Trump election this fall: a match-up no one could have predicted. What an election season it's been.