Donald Trump is 5 steps closer to winning the republican nomination after crushing his rivals, securing over 50 per cent across the board and beating Ted Cruz and John Kasich by as much as 40 points.
Trump considered his wins Tuesday as proof of his unstoppable momentum. In his victory speech and answering questions from to reporters at Trump Tower, the Republican front-runner said he considered the race,
“effectively over” because Cruz and Kasich “cannot win.”
“This to me was our biggest night,” he said,
“I consider myself the presumptive nominee,”
Trump continued. “If you look honestly, Sen. Cruz and Gov. Kasich should really get out the race… They should get out of the race, and we should heal the Republican Party.”
That of course, is not going to happen even though Trump now leads Cruz almost 400 delegates.
Despite his crushing loss Cruz was adamant about staying in the race. He appeared in front of the cameras before any of the polls closed and promised to fight on,
“Tonight, Donald Trump is expected to have a good night. He’s likely to win some states and the media is going to have heart palpitations this evening,” Cruz said. “And the media is going to say the race is over. The media is going to say Donald Trump is the Republican nominee.
“Everyone of them are ready for Hillary,” he continued before arguing that he is the only candidate who can beat Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, in a general election.
Neither Ted Cruz nor John Kasich have any interest in leaving the contest; which now moves to Indiana. Cruz considers Indiana friendly territory and referring to the Indiana Hoosiers basketball team, he declared,
“Tonight, this campaign moves back toward favorable terrain,”… “There is nothing Hoosiers cannot do.”
Trump sweeps 5 states:
After the announcement earlier this week that Trump will ‘evolve’ into a more presidential candidate, many were wondering where the new Trump is. He addressed that in his speech,
“I am me. I am not playing a part,” Trump said Tuesday night, adding that he had received dozens of messages from supporters saying, “Please don’t change, please don’t change.” “If you have a football team, and you are winning… Why would I change?” he said.
What do you think about Trump’s crushing victories across the North East?
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