If you’ve been following the United States presidential race and/or been alive on this planet at some point in the past few months, you’ve no doubt been somewhat cognisant of the enormous internal strife within the Republican Party around the ascendancy of Donald Trump.
Basically, the establishment contenders – Ted Cruz and John Kasich – are considered far more palatable than the unhinged populism of Trump. Which is certainly saying something, as both men are also demonstrable maniacs in their own special ways.
Now they’ve struck a deal to try and stop Trump from getting to the Republican National Convention with enough delegates to cinch the nom outright. What does that mean? It means that they’re gonna concede certain states to their opponent. Cruz will put his energy into Indiana, whereas Kasich will focus on Oregon and New Mexico.
Only Trump is capable of attaining the 1,237 delegates needed to take the nomination without a fight, but it is possible for Cruz and Kasich to stop him breezing through. So it’ll be interesting to see how this particular strategy pans out.
Trump doesn’t seem particularly worried, though. DESPERATION!
Wow, just announced that Lyin’ Ted and Kasich are going to collude in order to keep me from getting the Republican nomination. DESPERATION!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2016
Source: The Guardian.
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