The new face of the GOP
On the 16th day of June 2015 (16 days from the publication of Ann Coulter's book on illegal immigration and 16 days before an illegal killed Kate Steinle) Donald Trump (16 months to election day 2016) announced his run for 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, making illegal immigration and border security the focus of his campaign.
THEN TEN MONTHS LATER
Trump was half way there. For on April 26th (the 316th day of Trump's campaign and the 116th day or 16th week of 2016, see and see) Donald Trump swept five northeastern primary states virtually making him the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee (which he boldly declared he was on the following day* with most Republican voters afterwards agreeing with him, see). Indeed, as Trump is striving to be the 45th President his landslide victory on April 26th auspiciously fell on the 45th week of his candidacy.
*April 27 was 196 days from election day. 196 is a variant of the number 16: 1+9+6 = 16 (see).
But it wasn't until last night's victory in Indiana that Trump actually and effectively secured the nomination as GOP Chairman Reinice Priebus conceded that he was indeed the presumptive nominee. As the number 16 from the start of his unconventional campaign has been propitious for Trump it was nowhere in sight last night except in two small places: Indiana, the 19th state to join the Union did so in the 16th year of the 19th century*; and with a population of 6.6 million people Indiana ranks 16th in population (see).
*December 11, 1816.
Moreover, on his way to seizing the GOP nomination Trump defeated 16 party candidates with Ted Cruz, the last obstacle to victory, conceding defeat yesterday and suspending his campaign. When Cruz, age 45, called it quits it was the 16,570th day of his earthly existence (see). An amazing coincidence for the night Trump triumphed and won 57 delegates .
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