Apparently the presumptive Republican nominee no longer needs your vote. Trump, Thursday night, in front of a crowd of more than 13,000 people announced that they no longer needed to cast their votes in the primary on Tuesday. He went on to repeatedly say that he questioned whether or not he would even attend, stating that he no longer needed their votes. Although, he did say that he, “didn’t have the heart” to stand them up.
He reiterated his requested repeatedly throughout the night. “What I want you to do is save your vote — you know, you don’t have to vote anymore,” he said to the crowd of thousands. This comes at a perfect time, right after President Obama denounced Trump as the next president. It’s almost as if Trump, the so far, giant political force, is toying with the Democratic party stating that “Save your vote for the general election, okay? Forget this one. The primary is gone.”
Recently the presumptive nominee has been trying to mend the peace with the leaders of the Republican party, in the wake of him being their nominee. Trump needs, not only the fundraising help but also the organizational backing, of the party if he has any chance of beating Hillary Clinton in the general election. Hillary’s campaign so far has been a well-oiled machine. She has raised a staggering $256.2 million for her campaign, compared to Trumps $50.6 million. Although Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee for the Republican party he has a strong opponent in Hillary Clinton and whether he will admit it or not, he knows it.
On Thursday, to his crowd in West Virginia, he pressed the importance of beating Hillary Clinton by saying, “In November, you’re going to go out, and you’re going to vote and that’s going to be the greatest vote you ever cast, okay?…we have to win, we have to win the general election. We cannot take Hillary Clinton anymore. We’ve had enough of Clinton.” Although he told his voters to skip the primary election on Tuesday, he restated the importance of the November general election, “The vote was supposed to be on Tuesday, but now I can say: Stay home but get twice as many people in November, right?”
I’m sure that all the talk of skipping out on the Tuesday primary election didn’t help Trumps popularity with the heads of the Republican party. So far a majority of the party have given the presumptive nominee their backing, all except Paul Ryan. It seems that Trump realized that his statement was most likely ill received because he went on to tweet later that night that he did want voters to vote on Tuesday.
Thank you West Virginia. Let’s keep it going. Go out and vote on Tuesday – we will win big. #Trump2016
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 6, 2016
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The Republican party chairman of West Virginia took Donald Trump’s comment on Twitter to spread the message of voting to the people of West Virginia. “We’re hoping for a very large Republican turnout on Tuesday,” Lucas said in an email late Thursday night. “High Republican turnout is essential for our judicial races and to send a message where West Virginia stands. Like Mr. Trump tweeted — go vote on Tuesday.”
Let’s see if this confidence helps or hurts the Republican presumptive nominee in the future as the November general election creeps closer and closer to fruition.