Trump Cancels California Trip Amid Signs of Campaign Trouble


Trump Cancels California Trip Amid Signs of Campaign Trouble

Donald Trump 2016 Presidential Election

Donald Trump 2016 Presidential Election

Although Republican front-runner Donald Trump had announced his plans earlier this week to visit California and attend a press conference on Friday at his golf club in Rancho Palos Verdes, the Los Angeles Times reports the trip has now been canceled amid mounting questions on whether he can capture the presidential nomination without a contested party convention this summer in Cleveland.

“Mr. Trump has rescheduled his California trip and will be campaigning in New York,” said Hope Hicks, Trump’s spokeswoman. “He looks forward to returning to California in the weeks ahead.”

According to the LA Times, the change in plan comes as Trump and his advisers are trying to regroup after a devastating loss to Sen. Ted Cruz in Wisconsin.

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In Wisconsin, Cruz finished 13 percentage points ahead of the real estate mogul earning him 35 delegates, whereas Trump only gained six.

But in an effort to win the 1,237 delegates required to clinch the nomination without a convention floor fight, Trump is focusing on the April 19 primary in New York, which has 96 delegates.

“California’s June 7 primary will serve as Trump’s last chance to clinch the nomination outright before the convention,” the LA Times reports.

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