What once, for many, seemed unthinkable, is now reality.
Real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump is officially the Republican candidate for President of the United States.
There have been some scuffles on the street outside the arena in Cleveland and there have been attempts inside the arena to try and stop Trump, but they have fizzled.
Trump now leads a deeply divided, perhaps shattered Republican Party, and now sets his sights on the White House.
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As the announcements were made, Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. stepped in to congratulate his father in creating what he calls a ‘movement’.
“It’s not a campaign any more it’s a movement, speaking to real Americans, giving them a voice again, and it is my honour to be able to throw Donald Trump over the top in the delegate count tonight.”
Trump secured 89 delegates to be named official Republican candidate.