(February 1 to June 7, 2106): An unprecedented and historic victory by Donald J. Trump. Just about nobody gave him a chance to win when he first announced his presidential campaign on 6/16/15. Running as a domineering outsider businessman, not only did Trump receive the most votes in the history of the Republican primary (over 13 million votes), he did it while running against 16 other candidates. The most candidates in the history of the primaries for any party. 14 of which who were very qualified, accomplished, established and experienced politicians. Trump was extremely successful reaching out to the frustrated and fed up American voter by using a bold, bombastic, sometimes offensive, “we’re not gonna take it anymore”, message.
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Trump Score Card