Trump wins the Republican nomination for president

WASHINGTON: US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to secure the party’s presidential nomination, the Associated Press reported on Thursday, citing its own delegate count.


The real estate tycoon, who is funding his own campaign, has dominated the media spotlight since the start of his campaign due to his bombastic and provocative style.

Trump’s first television advertisement created a lot of controversy as it demanded a ban on Muslims entering the United States (US) while vowing to decapitate the militant Islamic State (IS) group.

The Republican front-runner had also promised to build a wall along the Mexican border from Texas to California and expel 11 million people who are in the country illegally if he wins the November US election.