'We have received wide spread support, winning 37 states from New Hampshire, to Alabama, to California and everywhere in between.'
Donald Trump shared on Facebook:
'I am honored by your support.
Together, we accomplished what nobody thought was possible – and we’re only getting started.
Our campaign received more primary votes than any GOP campaign in history. This is not a testament to me, but a testament to all the people like you who believed real change is possible. I would like to thank the amazing volunteers across the United States- who helped us secure the nomination as well. I love you!
We have received wide spread support, winning 37 states from New Hampshire, to Alabama, to California and everywhere in between.
You have given me the honor to lead the Republican Party to victory this fall, and I won’t let you down. I will make you proud of your party, our movement and most importantly, our country. To everyone who voted for me throughout this campaign: thank you.
My message continues to resonate and I know that my vision for the country is one that will make us stronger and better than ever before. Now more than ever we must be smart, we must be vigilant, and we must be tough. Every day moving forward – we must work to bring about all of the changes necessary to put an end to the destruction caused by the current administration.
I am going to be the best jobs President God ever created! We are going to revitalize our economy, rebuild our infrastructure, repeal and replace ObamaCare, strengthen our military, defeat ISIS, end illegal immigration and put America first!
This is a movement - it’s about common sense and doing the right thing. I’m going to take care of people. I’m going to make sure this country comes first. As Americans, we have incredible potential and I am the leader this country needs to Make America Great Again.
Thank you again for your support.
Donald J. Trump'
Trump first campaigned for the U.S. presidency in 2000, and withdrew before any votes were cast, but still won two Reform Party primaries. On June 16, 2015, he again announcedhis candidacy for president, as a Republican. Trump became known for supporting measures to reduce illegal immigration, for opposing various free-trade agreements that he regards as unfair, for his frequently non-interventionist views on foreign policy, and for his idea to temporarily ban most foreign Muslims from entering the United States until Congresscan determine how to address Islamic terrorism. Trump quickly emerged as the front-runner for the Republican nomination. His remarks and positions have inspired protests both opposing and supporting him.
Trump's victories, culminating with the Indiana primary on May 3, 2016, led his remaining Republican rivals to suspend their campaigns, whereupon Republican chairman Reince Priebus declared Trump the party's presumptive presidential nominee. A few weeks later, on May 26, 2016, the Associated Press reported that Trump had gained the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the Republican nomination.