And people are freaking out about it. At the Republican Convention in Cleveland, Trump, officially clinched the Republican nomination with the missing 89 delegates required from New York City. Armed and surrounded by his children, Trump, diligently accepted the nomination to the excitement of many of his, er, energetic supporters.
The formal announcement of the nomination from House speaker Paul Ryan, came, after a small hang up from Alaska after they apparently contested the delegate count on behalf of Trump.
“Accordingly, the chair announces that Donald J. Trump, having received a majority of these votes … has been selected as the Republican Party nominee for the president of the United States,” Ryan said.