Donald Trump himself says he’s shocked that Ted Cruz and John Kasich so suddenly dropped out of the race.
International shock over Trump’s “virtual victory” includes that of Germany’s Die Welt newspaper, which says, “the unthinkable has come to pass.”
As Trump pivots to the general election after touting his self-funded campaign, he now says he’ll actively seek donations and raise will money for the national Republican party.
And that has “shellshocked” GOP donors giving Trump a second look, with some of them telling The Hill newspaper that Hillary Clinton scares them more.
Party loyalty appears to be trumping some GOP lawmakers’ disdain for Trump.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Ky., said in a statement: “As the presumptive nominee, he now has the opportunity and the obligation to unite our party around our goals.”
Maine Sen. Susan Collins, known as one of the GOP’s most moderate senators, said she’s always supported the Republican nominee.
But Trump is “going to have to stop with gratuitous personal insults,” she said.