STATESIDE STORIES: Trump Wins Republican Nomination for US President

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Supporter of former US President Donald Trump at the New Hampshire Republican primary in
January 2024
where Trump won 54% of the vote/13 delegates. New Hampshire has
held first-in-the-nation primary
status for more than a century, and
a 1975 state law cemented its place on the calendar.
by Mary Foran

Last week, former US President Donald Trump won enough delegates to secure the Republican nomination for President in the elections to be held in November of 2024. Georgia, Mississippi, and Washington and the Hawaiian caucuses went for Trump, putting him over the 1,215 delegates needed to secure the nomination.

Joe Biden, current US President, easily won the nomination for the Democratic Party in the same races.

Trump and Biden attack each other as the general election draws near. Trump cites inflation and Biden’s cognitive decline. Biden suggests that Trump is a threat to democracy.

Trump called it his “great honor” to represent the Republicans in the election in November. He called Joe Biden “the worst, most incompetent, corrupt and destructive President in the history of the United States.”

Both Trump and Biden are attacking each other as the general election draws near. Trump cites inflation and Biden’s cognitive decline, and Biden suggests that Trump is a threat to democracy.

Neither of the presumptive presidents has chosen his running mate

Trump is against Biden’s open border policies and his war on fossil fuels.

Trump still has a slew of charges to face after a judge dismissed six of them.

Biden faces criticism about his handling of the border, his mental competency and his age (81) in his 2024 bid for a second term as President.

Neither of the candidates has selected their vice-presidential running mates.

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Images

>>Featured image/Artaxerxes, CC BY-SA4.0, Wikimedia Commons. Cropped. Face blotout supplied.
>>Trump/Gage Skidmore, CC BY2.0, Flickr, cropped. Joe Biden/White House Facebook, cropped. Framed.
>>Kamala Harris, Gage Skidmore, Flickr. Question mark supplied. Cropped.