Donald Trump will no longer be referred to as the presumptive nominee. The 70-year-old billionaire businessman from New York is now officially the 2016 Republican presidential nominee.
Trump secured the 1,237 delegates needed to seal the nomination on Tuesday, when New York cast 89 delegate votes. Trump’s son, Donald Jr., read the Empire State’s delegate count flanked by three of his siblings, Ivanka, Erica and Tiffany.
“It is my honor to be able to throw Donald Trump over the top in the delegate count tonight with 89 delegates,” Donald Jr. said. “Congratulations Dad, we love you.”
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SOURCE: The Hill | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty