The journey for businessman Donald Trump started last summer, when he announced that he was running for president. Now, through a number of heated debates, even with his own party still not 100 percent on board with him, he's reportedly locked up the Republican nomination.
FOX's Rachel Sutherland reports from Washington:
A new AP delegate count shows Trump has surpassed the 1,237 delegates he needs, put over the top by a small number of the party's unbound delegates that said they'll support him at the convention.
The development comes less than a year after he announced his candidacy:
(Trump) "We are going to make our country great again."
President Obama, at the G7 summit, says world leaders are watching and they don't like what they're hearing from Trump.
In Washington, Rachel Sutherland, FOX News.
Donald Trump has reportedly secured the delegates he needs to win the Republican nomination, but the highest-elected Republican lawmaker still isn't offering an endorsement.
FOX's Jared Halpern is on Capitol Hill:
House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke by phone with Donald Trump last night, part of a regular outreach between the two GOP Republican standard bearers:
(Ryan) "We had a very good and very productive phone call. I'll leave it at that."
But Ryan still isn't there, stopping short of giving an endorsement to the presumptive Republican nominee:
(Ryan) "What I'm most concerned about is making sure we have real party unity, not pretend party unity."
Ryan has expressed concern over Trump's rhetoric and views on executive branch power.
On Capitol Hill, Jared Halpern, FOX News.