Clinton, Trump brace for epic White House showdown

Opponents of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trumps demonstrate outside the White HouseConventional wisdom says a Donald Trump nomination should bring presidential election gold for Democrat Hillary Clinton — but given how the brash billionaire has outperformed expectations at every turn, it might not be so simple. Analysts and experts who spoke with AFP acknowledged that Trump’s strong performance on Super Tuesday, when millions of Democrats and Republican voters in a dozen states chose their nominee, put him in the driver’s seat on the road to the GOP nominating convention in July. From there, it would be a head-to-head battle against the Democratic nominee, most likely Clinton, who dominated rival Bernie Sanders in seven of the 11 states where party voters had their say Tuesday.

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