Trump sweeps through mini-Super Tuesday primaries

Trump sweeps through mini-Super Tuesday primaries
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President TrumpDonald TrumpSacha Baron Cohen calls out 'danger of lies, hate and conspiracies' in Golden Globes speech Sorkin uses Abbie Hoffman quote to condemn Capitol violence: Democracy is 'something you do' Ex-Trump aide Pierson planning run for Congress MORE is set to sweep through the six state primaries held on Tuesday as he continues his easy march to the GOP presidential nomination this summer.

As results filtered in, Trump glided through primary races in Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri and is anticipated to easily dispatch his minimal competition to take Idaho, North Dakota and Washington state as well.

Trump tweeted out graphics thanking voters in each of the states as he was declared the victor.


The president is virtually running unopposed in the race to win the Republican nomination. Former Rep. Joe WalshJoe WalshGOP lawmakers mourn death of Rush Limbaugh Sacha Baron Cohen pens op-ed on the dangers of conspiracy theories Sunday shows preview: Protests continue over shooting of Blake; coronavirus legislation talks remain at impasse MORE (R-Ill.) suspended his primary challenge after a poor showing in Iowa, and former Massachusetts Gov. William WeldWilliam (Bill) WeldRalph Gants, chief justice of Massachusetts supreme court, dies at 65 The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden visits Kenosha | Trump's double-voting suggestion draws fire | Facebook clamps down on election ads Biden picks up endorsements from nearly 100 Republicans MORE is barely scraping along in his long-shot primary bid. 

Trump has skated to primary wins in each of the states to vote thus far. Arizona, Kansas, Nevada and South Carolina all scrapped their Republican primaries or caucuses as party officials tried to clear the president’s lane to the nomination.

Still, Trump’s campaign has boasted of what it says are its strong chances for the president’s reelection, saying in a statement Tuesday Trump is “on an unstoppable drive toward re-election.”

Trump has taken to repeatedly weighing in on the Democratic primary, which has morphed into a two-man race between former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden offers support to union organizing efforts Senate Democrats nix 'Plan B' on minimum wage hike Kavanaugh dismays conservatives by dodging pro-Trump election lawsuits MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSenate Democrats nix 'Plan B' on minimum wage hike Senate mulls changes to .9 trillion coronavirus bill NFL's Justin Jackson praises Sanders for opposing Biden's USDA nominee MORE (I-Vt.). The president and his political and media allies have repeatedly claimed that Biden is not mentally fit for the presidency while simultaneously bashing Sanders’s progressive policies and asserting that the Democratic establishment is conspiring against him.