Donald Trump’s One Step Closer to the GOP Nomination.

The former President won the South Carolina primary.

Lauren Elizabeth


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Well, with the South Carolina primary officially behind us, as many expected, former President Donald Trump officially became one step closer to securing the GOP nomination once again. He defeated Nikki Haley in her own state, where it’s worth noting she was well respected, and continues his dominance over this entire election season for the right wing.

Meg Kinnard and Will Weissert with The Associated Press writes:

Donald Trump won South Carolina’s Republican primary on Saturday, easily beating former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley in her home state and further consolidating his path to a third straight GOP nomination.

Trump has now swept every contest that counted for Republican delegates, adding to previous wins in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Haley is facing growing pressure to leave the race but says she’s not going anywhere despite losing the state where she was governor from 2011 to 2017.

A 2020 rematch between Trump and President Joe Biden is becoming increasingly inevitable. Haley has vowed to stay in the race through at least the batch of primaries on March 5, known as Super Tuesday, but was unable to dent Trump’s momentum in her home state despite holding far more campaign events and arguing that the indictments against Trump will hamstring him against Biden…”

Of course, Nikki Haley is vowing to continue her campaign through Super Tuesday but we all know it’s over.

From the beginning, this has been Trump’s nomination to lose and four indictments plus the history of literally inciting a riot did nothing to slow his momentum. It’s kind of incredible when you think about it. This truly is his party, and it’s difficult to think of anything that’s going to change that in the near future.

As much as I loathe Donald Trump, there’s at least a small silver lining in the fact that the powers that be within the GOP might hate this as much as I do. They’ve made their bed, and now they’re being forced to lie in it. Say what you will about the Trump base and they’ll have absolutely deserved it, but there’s no denying they didn’t hesitate in the slightest to give the middle finger to those they despise within their own party, and decided they were going to determine the direction it’s heading.

Terrifying, if we’re being honest, but I’d be lying if I said a piece of me didn’t want the left to do the very same to the Democratic Party.

All that being said, watching the continued dominance of Donald Trump does leave me wondering who will possibly be able to fill his shoes. I’m not sure anyone is going to be able to take control in the way he has, and it’ll be fascinating to see what the party does when Trump inevitably loses the general election once again.

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Lauren Elizabeth

Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at or Twitter @xlauren_mx