Donald Trump declares himself the ‘presumptive nominee’

Donald Trump the presumptive nominee for the GOP nomination

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has declared himself the “presumptive nominee.”

Trump won all five states that were holding votes on Tuesday — Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware and Rhode Island.

That win should give Trump plenty of momentum as he heads into next weeks contest in Indiana.

“I consider myself the presumptive nominee,” the billionaire real-estate mogul told supporters at Trump Tower in New York. “As far as I’m concerned, it’s over.”

As Donald Trump declared himself the presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton took four of the five contests against Bernie Sanders — Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. The senator from Vermont was the winner in Rhode Island.

“With your help, we’re going to come back to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention with the most votes and the most pledged delegates,” Clinton said from the city that will host her party’s national convention in July. “We will unify our party to win this election and build an America where we can all rise together.”

Clinton has already begun to shift her tone in the hopes of gaining the support of Sanders’ supporters.

Clinton applauded Sanders and his followers as she moved to unify the party following a night that put her on the brink of the nomination. “Whether you support Senator Sanders or you support me, there’s much more that unites us than divides us,” she said.

Clinton then criticized Donald Trump. “We’re going imagine a tomorrow where hard work is honored, families are supported, streets are safe and communities are strong, and where love trumps hate,” she said.

Trump shot back at Clinton during his own appearance.

“She knows nothing about jobs, except for jobs for herself,” he said. “She will not be a good president. She doesn’t have the strength, she doesn’t have the stamina.”

Written by Lisa Huyhn

Lisa Huyhn

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