Donald Trump scored his third consecutive primary victory on Thursday, when the US Virgin Islands recount showed the former president winning 74 percent of the vote.
Nikki Haley lost to Trump again, winning just 26 percent in the US Virgin Islands.
The former president is also expected to cruise to victory in the Nevada caucuses Thursday night with almost no challengers except long-term, Texas-based businessman and pastor Ryan Binkley.
Trump praised his victory in the Virgin Islands as he landed in Las Vegas, Nevada, to attend a late-night caucus party at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino.
Former President Donald Trump won the presidential primary in the US Virgin Islands on Thursday with 74% of the vote as he prepares to also emerge with a victory in Nevada just hours later. A video of the former president played for those gathered in St. Thomas to hear the results.
‘I want to thank you all. We had a tremendous victory,” Trump said during brief virtual remarks played for those gathered on St. Thomas to hear the results.
“We expected to win, but we didn’t expect to win by much. You are amazing people who I will never forget.”
It comes on the heels of a big news day that included a Justice Department report deeming President Joe Biden too old to be charged in the case of classified documents and Supreme Court oral arguments suggesting some states are going overboard in dealing with to keep Trump off the 2024 ballot.
‘Great news! As we land in Nevada, preparing to go to the Caucus, the news just came in that we overwhelmingly won the Virgin Islands Caucus, ALL the delegates, with almost 75% of the vote,” Trump wrote in Truth Social on Thursday evening.
‘I just called to thank those involved. They are celebrating and having a great time. They deserve it!’
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‘This has been a great day for your favorite president, the Republican Party and democracy!’ he added, probably in reference to both the caucus victory and the DOJ report and SCOTUS arguments.
There is some confusion about the number of delegates the Islands will send to this summer’s convention overall, but Trump is poised to take them all with his landslide victory Thursday.
U.S. Virgin Islands officials say they plan to send nine delegations and six alternatives to the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in July.
But the RNC claims it only has four delegates.