The Democratic Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump obtained the majority of votes on the Tuesday presidential primaries. The former won in Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania, while the latter prevailed in all five states, surpassing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. On the other hand, Bernie Sanders won in Rhode Island.
Grand Old Party front-runner Donald Trump is closer than ever to secure his party’s nomination after he obtained more delegates than expected during Tuesday’s elections. Analysts at NBC News have suggested that Republican candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich had hopes to compete for delegates.
Trump said in a Tuesday press conference that he now considers himself as the presumptive nominee. He also referred to the primaries results as “a diverse victory”, arguing that each of the five states has marked differences.
According to Trump, it is “very hard” to surpass three candidates with 60 percent of votes. Later, he attacked Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, saying that “the only “card” she has is the woman’s card.
“She has nothing else going. Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she would get 5 percent of the vote. The only thing she has got going is the woman’s card. The beautiful thing is, women don’t like her. Look how well I did with women tonight,” he said, according to ABC News.
As part of his Tuesday Campaign, Trump tweeted about Bernie Sanders, recommending him to run as an independent candidate. He then thanked all five states that selected him as the GOP candidate for the 2016 presidential elections that will take place on November 8.
Bernie Sanders has been treated terribly by the Democrats—both with delegates & otherwise. He should show them, and run as an Independent!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 26, 2016
Hillary Clinton calls for party unity towards general election
The former Secretary of State said the Democratic party should unite in Philadelphia, where she is expecting to accept the presidential nomination in the coming months. Clinton said there are more things in common between her and Sen. Sanders than more differences that divide them.
Let me tell you something: there is nothing we've said in this campaign that is pie-in-the-sky or utopian. Nothing. pic.twitter.com/qosNiICAbT
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 27, 2016
Clinton added that with the help of the party and supporters, she will return for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to accept the Democratic presidential nomination “with the most votes and the most pledged delegates”.
She seemed to support Sen. Sanders, and “applauded” him for challenging the U.S. system, to “get unaccountable money out of our politics” and impulse equality, all across the country. At the end of her victory speech, Clinton said that together they will get that done.
"Imagine a tomorrow where…love trumps hate.” —Hillary
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 27, 2016