Hillary Clinton has built a clear lead in the Democratic nominating contest.
Hillary Clinton began to look ahead from her significant Super Tuesday wins, celebrating what she called a day for the “history books”
Clinton won seven states on Super Tuesday, including Massachusetts, a state Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders eyed as a possible pickup. At her first rally since the Tuesday victories, Clinton began to speak like a candidate focused on Republicans rather than her Democratic opponent.
“The stakes in this election has never been higher and the rhetoric from the other side has never been lower,” Clinton said.
“So we have work to do, my friends. But not to make America great again, America never stopped being great. We have to make America whole. Instead of building walls, we have to break down barriers that are holding back families and our country.”
Clinton added, “Our campaign went nationwide. People in every corner of the country came out to support the future we are building together and we could not have done it without labor.”
“I am not going to over promise. I am going to tell you what I can do and then we will work together,” Clinton said. “As long as you are fighting for working families in America, I will be in the trenches fighting alongside of you.”
So Clinton, increasingly confident that she’ll be the Democratic nominee, is turning her attention more and more to Republican frontrunner Donald Trump.
There’s just one problem. Sanders isn’t going anywhere.
“All the pundits are calling the race for Clinton. That means we’re probably going to win in a landslide,” Sanders said at a rally Wednesday in Portland, Maine.
Clinton is looking for ways to bridge her party’s divide and bring Sanders’ supporters into her fold ahead of a general election in which she’ll need young voters and liberals to turn out in force.
“I congratulate Senator Sanders on his strong showing and campaigning and I am grateful to all of you who have voted for me,”
Launches his Presidential bid on June 16
The New York State Education Department writes Trump University, alleging the organization doesn’t meet requirements to be called a “university” and isn’t chartered as such; in 2013, the state’s attorney general files suit. Other lawsuits related to Trump University are filed in subsequent years
Correction: An earlier timeline item misidentified the year New York filed its lawsuit regarding Trump University. It was 2013.
Launches Trump University
Marries Melania Knauss
First hosts the reality show “The Apprentice,” which inspires “The Celebrity Apprentice” and other spinoffs — shows still airing on NBC today
Forms a presidential exploratory committee, flirting with a run in subsequent election cycles
Opens his first golf course in West Palm Beach, Florida
Purchases the Miss Universe Organization, which he sold in 2015
Marries Marla Maples
Testifies at his first congressional hearing, on the state of the economy
Files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on the Taj Mahal casino; he’ll file for bankruptcy three more times in Atlantic City, in 1992, 2004 and 2009
Makes his first political campaign contribution, according to the Center for Responsive Politics
Publishes his first book, “The Art of the Deal”
Establishes The Donald J. Trump Foundation for charitable giving
Completes Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York City
Marries Ivana Zelnícková
Buys the Commodore Hotel in Manhattan with the Hyatt Organization, negotiating for a 40-year tax break for what becomes the Grand Hyatt
Becomes president of his father’s business, which later becomes The Trump Organization
The Trumps sell Swifton Village in Cincinnati, Donald’s first real estate project, at a profit of roughly half a million dollars
Graduates from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Finance and Commerce
Donald John Trump is born on June 14 in Queens, New York