Happy Meal! Donald Trump Celebrates Passing 1,237 Delegates With McDonalds Burger, Fries On Trump Force One

  • by: Alan Duke

Donald Trump learned he had accumulated 1,238 delegates -- one more than the 1,237 needed to secure the Republican presidential nomination -- while flying on his private jet toward North Dakota Thursday. Trump tweeted and posted on Instagram a photo of his celebrartory meal -- a McDonalds hamburger, fries and a diet Coke.

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The Associated Press calculates that Trump passed the 1,237 mark Thursday after 29 previously unpledged delegates told the AP they would vote for Trump on the first ballot. The delegates include 15 from North Dakota, seven from Pennsylvania, two each from West Virginia and Nevada and one each from Colorado, New Hampshire and Oklahoma.

California, with more than 300 delegates, and four other states will hold primaries on June 7, further padding Trump's margin.

  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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