The night before the pivotal Indiana primary, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump filled the Century Center in downtown South Bend to capacity. “And now the biggie is in Indiana. If we win in Indiana, it’s over,” Trump said in his speech Monday night.Rachel O’Grady | The Observer His prediction came true, as he won 53.3 percent of the Republican vote in Indiana the next day, leading Sen. Ted Cruz to drop out of the race. “We then focus on Hillary, and that’s going to be fun,” Trump said. “But remember, we started with 17 and one by one by one they went off. A governor, a senator, a senator, a governor. They didn’t know what the hell happened.”Wednesday afternoon, Ohio Gov. John Kasich also dropped out of the race, leaving Trump as the presumptive Republican nominee. Senior Steve Trottier was in attendance at Monday’s rally and said everything happened as he expected. “Ultimately, it was what I expected,” Trottier said. “Trump fulfills America’s thirst for the reality TV show style of politician. He disdains any real substance and embraces the dramatic, often outrageous phrases one would expect behind a hashtag on Twitter.”Trump was 45 minutes late to the rally, which Trottier said built up the anticipation amongst the audience. “Trump was late and the anticipation was definitely mounting for him,” he said. “As I waited I spoke to a few supporters of Trump who said they couldn’t identify with ‘lyin’ Ted’ and wanted a president who would stick up for America.”Trottier said he saw the audience consisted mostly of white, working class individuals. “Unlike what I had seen in the media, I didn’t notice any protesters or agitators — most had been restricted to outside the convention center,” he said.Rachel O’Grady | The Observer Some of Trump’s major points included his endorsements from former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz and former Notre Dame basketball coach Digger Phelps, according to Trottier. “He did his usual song and dance about winning and mentioned ‘lyin’ Ted’ every chance he got, which was met with overwhelming boos from the audience,” Trottier said. “The only real substance Trump eventually offered came in the form of building a wall and stopping America’s abuse in international trade deals.”Trottier had also been in attendance for both the Bernie Sanders rally and the Ted Cruz rally on the two days prior. “I personally don’t support Trump. I was able to attend the Cruz, Bernie and Trump rallies this past week,” he said. “I went to the rally to hear Trump unfiltered by the media and experience the rally for myself. The difference between the Cruz and Bernie rallies and Trumps rally was like night and day. Cruz and Bernie both presented substantive policy plans to address issues such as dwindling wages, while Trump’s was devoid of any.” As far as the political climate on campus, Trottier said there seems to be a clear divide. “I can’t speak for all Notre Dame students, but I do think people are very split on the candidate,” he said “I have not experienced any uncomfortable encounters talking or debating about the issues and candidates which is ultimately good. I think people at Notre Dame are willing to listen to each other and walk away disagreeing, but with a better understanding of where each person stands.”Tags: 2016 Election, Donald Trump, Donald Trump rally, Trump
Explore Property agent MaryAnne Law who sold the three-bedroom property for less than $500,000, said she was overwhelmed with inquiry on it from people around the country. “The 75-year-old house was one of the original cottages from the pineapple farm in Horseshoe Bay,” Ms Law said. “The owner had just finished renovating the cottage and that was the theme (Hamptons-style) he was leaning towards. “He loves to renovate older homes and keep them in the character of their era — he set it up beautifully for holiday rental and is now looking for his next project.”Ms Law said the buyer purchased the property sight unseen with the idea to eventually retire there. “An investor bought the home with the intentions of holiday letting the property eventually planning to retire to the Island,” Ms Law said. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020 Auction success speaks to market confidence This property at Horseshoe Bay on Magnetic Island sold in less than a week.LOCATED on the tropical island paradise of Magnetic Island, this recently renovated cottage sold within a week of being on the market. Polished timber flooring and furnishings hold heritage charm with a neutral colour pallet of white and grey giving it a coastal Hamptons-style elegance. READ MORE Building on confidence in Townsville “They live in South Australia absolutely loved the property from seeing the photos on the net they had friends on the Island inspect the property and purchased the property without viewing it personally. “The marketing went live on the internet on September 20 and the property went to contract on September 25.” READ MORE The property boasts two separate dwellings including a two bedroom house and a second self-contained one-bedroom cottage boasting an alfresco dining and living area. The private backyard also features a sparkling in-ground pool with its own cabana and is surrounded by established gardens with a Citrus Orchard.