Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump considered himself a “presumptive nominee” after winning five states during the Super Tuesday primaries.
Trump won the primaries in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania. His latest victory brought him closer to accumulating the required 1,237 delegates to become the nominee of the Republican Party.
The real estate mogul obtained 142 delegates in Super Tuesday. Trump now have 988 delegates. Sen. Ted Cruz has 568 delegates and Gov. John Kasich has 152 delegates.
“This to me was our biggest night. I consider myself the presumptive nominee,” said Trump in his victory speech. He added, “Gov. Kasich and Sen. Cruz really, really hurt themselves with a faulty deal that was defaulted on before it was even started.”
Trump also stated that he will not change his public persona because he is winning. According to him, he hears comments about “presidential, not being presidential.” He said,” I am me. It’s much easier to be presidential, but I am not playing a part. If you have a football team and you are winning, and then you get to the Super Bowl, you don’t change your quarterback right? I am not changing.”
Trump said Hillary Clinton is “easier to beat than others”
The Republican front-runner said Hillary Clinton is a “flawed candidate” and he can beat her easily in the general elections.
“When I am one-on-one with Hillary, she would be as I said, easier to take down, much easier to beat than many of the people I’ve already beaten.”
He added, “I think the only card she has is the women’s card. She has got nothing else going. Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she would get 5% of the vote. And the beautiful thing is women don’t like her, ok?”
Hillary Clinton also had a big win on Super Tuesday
Hillary Clinton also recorded a huge victory on Super Tuesday—winning four out of the five states. She won the primaries in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Sen. Bernie Sander won Rhode Island.
Clinton collected at least 214 delegates, bringing her total to 2,168 including 1,666 pledged and 502 super delegates. Sen. Sanders has total of 1,401 including 1,359 pledged and 42 super delegates.
Her victory strengthened her argument that it is time for Sen. Sanders to help unify the Democratic Party. “I applaud Sen. Sanders and his millions of supporters for challenging us to get unaccountable money out of politics and putting greater emphasis to closing the gap of inequality. I know together we will get that done,” said Clinton in her victory speech last night.
Clinton also hit Trump for accusing her of trying to “play the woman card.” She said, “Now the other day, he accused me playing the quote, ‘woman card.’ of Well if fighting for women’s healthcare and paid family leave, and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in.”