On the floor and corridors of the basketball arena hosting the Republican National Convention, in restaurants and bars, hotel lobbies and conference rooms across Cleveland, the talk was of the rise of Donald Trump, whose unlikely presidential candidacy has caused seismic fractures in the Republican Party. While the venues changed, the question didn't: Where do we go from here? This was the week that Trump was officially nominated as the Republicans' 2016 presidential candidate and was effectively given control of a party whose leaders have criticized him for his incendiary rhetoric, personal attacks on fellow Republicans, and tendency to stray from decades-old party orthodoxy. He packed the convention hall with his grassroots army of supporters, who seemed almost completely disinterested in his policy positions, even though they could reshape the party for years to come on core issues like trade, immigration and foreign policy. Those who were interested - party veterans, lawmakers, … [Read more...] about As Republicans anoint Trump, party grapples with identity crisis
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At times, the speech was drowned out by the cheering crowds in the arena of the Republican National Convention. Social media crowned a new political star. Some Republicans said they were seeing the U.S. president they longed for. It was Ivanka Trump’s night. The eldest daughter of New York businessman-turned-presidential nominee Donald Trump almost stole the show on Thursday night with a speech about her father that roused a packed Cleveland convention hall, broadcast to millions. On Google, there were more searches for Ivanka Trump than for her father. The 34-year old businesswoman and former model talked about her father's yearning to improve America, childcare, equal pay for women and other issues close to her heart, with a poise some found befitting of the White House. "Okay, why isn't @IvankaTrump running for President?" television actor Anson Mount said in a Twitter post. "One of the best speeches - if not the best speech - tonight," said Chris Herrod, a 50-year-old … [Read more...] about A divided Republican party: Donald or Ivanka for president?
CLEVELAND - Republicans formally chose Donald Trump as the party’s presidential nominee yesterday, a landmark moment in American politics and a stunning victory for a man whose White House ambitions were once openly mocked. After a roller-coaster campaign that saw Trump defeat 16 rivals and steamroller stubborn party opposition, the tycoon said it was time to "go all the way" and beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in November. "This is a movement," he told the delegates via video link. On the convention floor, states from Alabama to West Virginia took it in turns to pledge their delegates. It turned to Trump’s home state of New York, represented by a coterie of Trump’s adult children, to hand him the majority-plus-one needed to clinch the nomination. "It’s my honor to be able to throw Donald Trump over the top in the delegation count tonight," Donald Trump Jr said to cheers and applause. When the bombastic mogul came down the escalators of Trump Towers in New … [Read more...] about Republican Party nominates Donald Trump for US president
Editor's Note: Dr. Terry F. Buss is a fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Public Administration. He wrote this article exclusively for Tuoi Tre News. Donald Trump is well on his way to winning the Republican Party presidential nomination from competitors Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, and minor candidates John Kasich and Ben Carson, having won seven primaries this Tuesday, to be added to his earlier wins in Iowa, Nevada, and South Carolina. Primaries upcoming in two weeks in Michigan, Florida and Ohio will likely seal the deal for Trump one way or another. But Rubio and Cruz will fight to keep this from happening. Hillary Clinton on the Democrat Party side is also well placed to win her party’s nomination having won seven states, against four wins for Sanders in Vermont, Oklahoma, Colorado and Minnesota. Sanders is well-financed and can surely put up a fight to deny her the nomination, but his chances are slim. The next two weeks are also critical for both. The … [Read more...] about Trump and Clinton very likely to compete for US presidency
March 2 - Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson signaled on Wednesday he was quitting the Republican presidential race, leaving three candidates facing Donald Trump as the party establishment struggled to find a way to halt the outspoken businessman. Carson, a conservative who briefly led opinion polls among Republicans earlier in the campaign, said he did not "see a political path forward" after performing poorly in this week's Super Tuesday nominating contests. He said he would not participate in a Republican debate on Thursday. Despite a push by some mainstream Republicans to try to block Trump from winning the nomination, the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers will not deploy their $400 million political arsenal to attack him in the presidential primary campaign. As a conservative black Republican, Carson, 64, stood out in the mostly white Republican Party, but his campaign foundered amid staff infighting and questions about Carson's familiarity with foreign policy. His … [Read more...] about Carson signals exit, U.S. Republicans grapple with Trump victories