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RNC: Donald Trump will be the presumptive nominee

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Madison, Ala. Republican presidential front-runner Trump has staked out uncompromising positions on Asia policy that could potentially strain U.S. relations with the region if he wins the White House. He says China is ripping off America in trade and should be slapped with a fat import tax. And he claims U.S. military allies Japan and South Korea are freeloading and need to pull their weight. The pan-Pacific trade pact negotiated by the Obama administration is a "total disaster." (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

The Chairman of the Republican National Committee has acknowledged the likelihood that Donald Trump will be the presumptive nominee of the party, following the suspension of the Ted Cruz campaign.

GOP Chairman Reince Priebus tweeted the a statement, shortly after Texas Senator Ted Cruz announced he was bringing his campaign.

Cruz had been labeling himself as the only alternative to a Trump nomination, despite the mathematical challenges ahead of him.

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Following a poor showing in Indiana, Cruz ended his campaign. Priebus posted to Twitter calling Trump the presumptive nominee.

"We all need to unite and focus on defeating Hillary Clinton," Priebus wrote.

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