Donald On Top! 25 People Who Were SO WRONG About Trump

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Feb. 24 2017, Updated 6:30 p.m. ET

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Donald Trump has all but clinched the Republican nomination now that Ted Cruz and John Kasich have announced the suspension of their campaigns. So now, the experts, journalists, and pundits in the media who scoffed at a Trump victory in 2015 will now have to eat their words! Here are 25 times people were so wrong about Trump.

GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Holds News Conference In South Carolina

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The NY Post ran a headline in July declaring the end of Trump's campaign after he called John McCain a "loser." The headline read: "Trump campaign implodes after McCain war hero insult." Not so much.

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Gennady Golovkin v David Lemieux

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Jonathan Bernstein of Bloombergview.com wrote this in October: "...nothing so far tells us that Trump has any serious chance of being the Republican nominee." Oops!

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Donald Trump Holds Campaign Rally In Las Vegas

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Nate Silver, a statistician who successfully predicted the outcomes in 49 of the 50 states in the 2008 U.S. Presidential election, wrote in August, "Our emphatic prediction is simply that Trump will not win the nomination. It's not even clear that he's trying to do so."

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Iowa Freedom Summit Features GOP Presidential Hopefuls

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Bob Hepburn of thestar.com wrote in January, "As has happened in every other race, the field will coalesce around one or two candidates more favourable to the wider Republican electorate that wants to capture the White House, not make a statement. By then, Trump will be history."

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Donald Trump Holds Campaign Rally In Las Vegas

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Redstate.com wrote, "A Cruz challenge to Trump delegates, on the other hand, is nearly guaranteed to carry the day."

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Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Campaign Rally in Vandalia, Ohio

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Ann Coulter appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher in June and was laughed at by panelists and audience members when she said the Republican candidate that had the best chance of winning the general election was Trump.

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Appearing on the same episode of Real Time with Bill Maher in June, Matt Lewis, a senior editor from the Daily Caller said he thought Marco Rubio would be the Republican candidate because of his "charisma" and "freshness."

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Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Holds Connecticut Campaign Rally

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Seth Abramson of the Huffington Post wrote in April that John Kasich would win the GOP nomination: "The writing's on the wall in the Republican Party: John Kasich will be the Party's nominee in 2016, with Marco Rubio as his running mate."

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Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Holds A Staten Island News Conference

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"Donald Trump is going to lose because he is crazy," Jonathan Chait of New York magazine wrote last August. 

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Donald Trump Speaks After Meeting With National Diversity Coalition

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"Historians looking back will peg the beginning of the end of the Trump show to his New Hampshire moment last week," Arianna Huffington wrote in September.

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NBC’s “Today” Trump Town Hall

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George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove said on MSNBC in November that he didn't believe Trump would win the nomination. Instead he felt Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, or Marco Rubio had a better shot.

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Donald Trump Campaigns In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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"Donald Trump is not going to be the next president of the United States," Ben White of CNBC said in July. "This reporter is already on record pledging to eat a bag of rusty nails if the real estate tycoon with the high hair manages to snag the GOP nomination, much less takes down likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton next fall."

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Donald Trump Campaigns In Delaware

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Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol did not believe Trump would clinch the nomination. He told radio host Laura Ingraham that Trump would bring "less change to Washington than Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio or Chris Christie, not more." 

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Donald Trump Holds Campaign Rally In Pennsylvania Ahead Of State Primary

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Darryl Paulson of Floridapolitics.com wrote, "So, why will Trump not win the Republican nomination? Because he will either suffer a Howard Dean-like fall, or because his support is concentrated among people who are not Republicans and people who are less likely to vote."

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NEW YORK, NY – MAY 3: Surrounded by his supporters and family,

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GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Takes Part In NBC Town Hall

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Jacob Weisberg of Slate wrote in April, "The best-case scenario for the GOP would be Trump facing facts and backing out of the primary before the Cleveland convention in mid-July."

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Republican Presidential Candidates Address 2015 Family Leadership Summit

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Stephen Collinson of CNN wrote scoffed at the possibility of Trump and Sarah Palin running in 2016: "The idea that they're both seriously searching their souls and considering a run for the White House doesn't pass the smell test."

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Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Visits His Scottish Golf Course

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Brian P. Mangan of TheReadZone.com wrote that Trump had already peaked way back in August 2015: "Just about everyone who is willing to support Donald Trump already does."

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GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Takes Part In NBC Town Hall

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Charles Krauthammer said in August 2015 that Trump had collapsed in his most recent debate at the time.

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Jonah Goldberg of the Los Angeles Times wrote in July 2015, "The reason Trump's demise is all so predictable is that personality eventually shines through."

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GOP Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Gives Foreign Policy Address In DC

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Nate Cohn of the New York Times wrote in July 2015, "Donald Trump's surge in the polls has followed the classic pattern of a media-driven surge. Now it will most likely follow the classic pattern of a party-backed decline..."

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GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Holds Indiana Primary Night Gathering In New York

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Sara Fagen of CNBC said in September 2015, "we will look back at last night's debate and see it as the beginning of the end of Donald Trump's grip atop the GOP field."

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GOP Presidential Candidates Debate In Milwaukee

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Jeb Bush said on ABC's This Week in December, "Donald Trump is not going to get the nomination. I have enough confidence in early GOP primary voters."

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Keith Olbermann appeared on The View in March and said Trump was unlikely to get elected: "I don't think he has a reasonable chance of being elected. At this point, from what I'm hearing, I don't even think he's going to get the nomination."

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Donald Trump Addresses Scottish Parliament

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Larry Sabato, head of the center for politics at the University of Virginia, wrote in August, "If Trump is nominated, then everything we think we know about presidential nominations is wrong."

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