I find the absence of focus on the US primary results even in the United States quite creepy, although what do I know about what’s newsy? Up until now, there would be quite a story across the page about Trump wins. Near as I can see, there is practically nothing at all. You would almost think there was a wish across the media to take the momentum out of Trump’s astonishing wins, to pull the wind from his sails.
It reminds me how The Australian decided that Turnbull should replace Abbott and from then on that was how the news and comment was bent. It has now been decided that the United States needs its own Malcolm Turnbull and Justin Trudeau, and that is how the news is being bent. Anyway, this is the best I could do, from USA Today:
Donald Trump went five-for-five in sweeping a set of northeastern primaries Tuesday and declared himself the “presumptive” Republican nominee for president in the face of allied opposition from rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich.
“As far as I’m concerned, it’s over,” Trump said in claiming easy victories in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware. He said, “this is a far bigger win than we even expected — all five.”
Citing a large number of delegates and votes in the face of Republican establishment opposition, the maverick businessman said “the best way to beat the system” is to have evenings like this.
Cruz and Kasich, who have formed a loose alliance to try to block Trump in some future contests, are hoping to pick up some delegates after Tuesday’s primaries, but their totals will likely be minimal in the wake of Trump’s landslide wins.
Somebody is voting for him but it’s apparently no longer big news.