And then there was one.
Donald J Trump is the last man standing in a long and contentious contest for the Republican nomination. Ohio Governor John Kasich was the last candidate to drop. He made it official at a press conference in Columbus yesterday afternoon.
Hours before Kasich bowed-out, Hillary Clinton tweeted her first attack ad targeting Trump. It features some familiar Republican faces:
USC student and young Republican Mary Perez has been a regular Take Two this election season.
Perez has been consistently anti-Trump from day one. The reason? She doesn’t believe Trump is a real conservative. With Trump’s place on the GOP ticket a certainty, Take Two brought her back for comment.
We’ve been talking to you since the start of the presidential race. Each time your message has stayed pretty consistent: no Trump. Well, Trump’s all you’ve got now. What are you feeling this morning?
I still won’t vote for him.
You will not vote for him?
I will not vote for him. In the general I will probably either cast my ballot for Gary Johnson of the Libertarian party, or I will just abstain from voting.
Could he reshape himself, change himself between now and November where you may reconsider? Is there any hope? Any crack in the doorway at all?
No. Donald Trump’s going to be Donald Trump: the Donald Trump that he was during The Apprentice and the Donald Trump that he’s going to be as the Republican nominee. He’d have to have Ted Cruz as the attorney general, [and] make really strong Republican voices in his cabinet for me to even consider, but you know what, though? I really stand strong when I say ‘never Trump.’ I mean never Trump ... You know, I was listening to a lot of my peers … and a lot of them in the college Republicans were like, ‘Okay, you guys. It’s time to unite. It is time to rally behind Donald Trump because, well, he’s better than Hillary [Clinton].' But is he really, though?
There is an open seat for the Supreme Court. Do you fear that your non-vote for the Republican nominee would mean that you’ve kept that door open for a liberal to take that seat?
You know, honestly, if Donald Trump were to be the president, we don’t know who he would nominate as the Supreme Court nominee. He could nominate someone as left as Hillary would nominate. He could nominate someone left of Merrick Garland. There’s always a worse choice, and you have to draw the moral line of where you’re going to go, and I think we don’t know where Donald Trump’s going, who he could possibly nominate … I really truly believe that he is not the conservative that he makes himself out to be. I honestly believe he’s kind of a con man. He kind of tricked the Republican voters and — in essence — I blame the Republican voters for falling into his trap.