Since this year’s second primary in New Hampshire, political analysts could only speculate on what another election year with Donald Trump would look like, if he were to remain at the top.
Those same analysts have endlessly covered the rallies and the candidates as they suspended their campaigns through the race, as Trump gathered more and more delegates, remaining at the top as the party frontrunner against GOP sentiment that it was too early to tell, or that he was not their candidate of choice.
Now with 10 more states of delegates left, with the prediction that Donald Trump will win the majority, the press is now reporting on what they’ve been saying the entire time, that Trump will be the party nominee.
This week, while Donald Trump held his rally at Costa Mesa, the Los Angeles Times reported that protesters were making the rally more difficult with anti- and pro-Trump supporters clashing outside, while officers in riot gear tried to disperse the crowds.
The article reports that protesters vandalized and smashed out a police cruiser’s windows and 17 people were arrested.
The Orange County Register reported that Trump supporters were in the crowd chanting at him to “build that wall.“
During another Trump rally that followed on Friday, the New York Times reported that Donald Trump brought up victims of violence by illegal immigrants up on the stage during his speech, an organization that call themselves The Remembrance Project.
That rally was also protested by various groups who had been planning for the event all week through social media.
Despite the protests, Donald Trump has not only made it clear that he was unstoppable during his rally speech, but also that the Republican Party has no choice but to accept him as their nominee.
Already, many reports are saying that conservative leaders are beginning to see this fact and are finding ways to support him, though rather reluctantly.
This is forcing the leadership’s image of Trump to improve, rather than stand in complete opposition to him.
In fact, the infighting within the GOP has been quieting down over the last few week, restoring normalcy.
And the Democrats are also beginning to take notice. In one article by the Inquisitr, it explains how the Bernie Sanders campaign is beginning to focus on the message that the Democratic Party must be united against Donald Trump, in order to win the White House.
Even more so, with protests, riots, and questionable rhetoric, the image that the Republican party has often tried to play off as associated only with the billionaire now has to be owned by the entire party as to what they stand for.
In other words, the analysis on Donald Trump’s candidacy and his supporters representing the view of the entire party has been correct.
Some in RNC move toward Trump, warily https://t.co/ZHYitnzPXb— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) April 23, 2016
As a matter of fact, since tensions were reportedly high in earlier rallies such as the one in Chicago, the recent clashes seem to have been accepted as the norm.
Now, the conversation whether Donald should be responsible for inciting the violence is not making headlines like it used to.
For instance, it’s been reported that he recently made light of going through a fence to get into his own rally, saying that it was like crossing the border, but the media does not appear to be offended by it, nor does the GOP.
And some of his supporters have been caught in arguments with protesters, in some cases saying that they were only against illegal immigrants. But some are still telling any Hispanic anti-Trump protester they see to go back to their country, without knowing if they were born in the United States.
The generic outrage against Hispanic protesters can only be seen as being anti-Latino and bigoted, and yet the GOP has not responded to it, nor has media called them out on it.
It’s also been predicted that because of Donald Trump, the party will not win the White House in November. Nonetheless, the only thing they will have for certain — by accepting him as their nominee — is embracing the confirmation that every position and controversial point of view coming from the business mogul is what the GOP stands for.