New York businessman Donald Trump won seven of 11 states on Super Tuesday primary day, while Senator Ted Cruz gained the biggest prize, his home state of Texas. Overall the delegate race is not yet a runaway for the frontrunner Trump. He has a 319-226 edge over Cruz, with Florida Senator Marco Rubio bringing in 110.
Despite the wins on Super Tuesday, the last week has been perhaps the toughest stretch of Donald Trump’s unlikely surge for the United States presidency, as he was pressed on media to reject an endorsement from white nationalist David Duke and then in a magic twist was praised for his independence, by Duke’s polar opposite, black nationalist Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam. The Duke endorsement particularly seemed to mobilize sentiment against Trump.
And though he’s yet to even win the GOP nomination, Trump scored an improbable notch in his belt on his signature issue: immigration enforcement. Trump was indirectly responsible for his first deportation it was revealed this week when an Egyptian in the U.S. on a student visa was booted for making threatening remarks toward Trump.
According to the website Egyptian Streets, Emad El-Din Ali Mohamed Nasr El Sayed, was arrested three weeks ago after police say he posted a death threat against Trump on Facebook. “I am willing to kill Donald Trump and serve a life sentence,” El Sayed said on Facebook. “[T]he whole world would thank me for doing that.”