Presumed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his campaign had every reason to be gloating Wednesday morning. Not only had he trounced the opposition in the Indiana primary, but also the opinion of the entire Republican establishment seemed to shift overnight.
Now, Trump said, the same people who said “unbelievably horrible” things about him are practically knocking down his door to get involved.
Trump made the announcement during his appearance on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends,” the morning after his top rival, Sen. Ted Cruz, bowed out of the race. With only Ohio Gov. John Kasich remaining at that point (the establishment figure would end his moribund campaign later in the day), Trump was clearly the nominee.
And boy, were establishment figures and party functionaries everywhere eating crow almost as quickly as John Kasich eats a pancake.
“I’m getting calls from people that have said such terrible things about me, and now they want to join,” Trump told the “Fox & Friends” hosts.
He mentioned one figure who would remain anonymous, who had said “unbelievably … horrible” things about Trump.
“And now he calls, ‘Don, I’d like to join your team, is that okay?’” Trump said. “I actually asked him, ‘How do you do that? How do you pivot?’”
“They’re all wanting to join,” he added, “and we’ll see what happens.”
When asked if it was former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who had also said he was supporting Trump the night before after an acrimonious campaign against the real estate mogul, Trump demurred.
“I heard Bobby Jindal, it was very nice,” Trump said. “He came a long way back, I mean, it was very nice.”
Trump had also gotten the support of his ultimate establishment enemy — Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee.
— Reince Priebus (@Reince) May 4, 2016
After a contentious relationship with Trump and his campaign, Priebus tweeted his support for The Donald just as soon as Cruz dropped out.
It looks like the dominoes are all falling into line for Donald Trump. It makes one wonder what happened to the division and disharmony so many pundits predicted would occur if he was nominated.
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Via the Conservative Tribune