After soundly defeating Senator Ted Cruz and Governor John Kasich in Tuesday’s GOP primary contests, real estate mogul Donald Trump is declaring that the nominating contest is all but finished. Trump went as far as to say that he considers himself to be the GOP’s “presumptive nominee.”
“As far as I’m concerned, it’s over,” the billionaire told the audience at his Trump Tower headquarters in New York City. “Senator Cruz and Governor Kasich should really get out of the race now. They have no path to victory and honestly they should get out of the race and we should heal the Republican party.”
Trump also said that despite rumors that he would be altering his campaign style, he had no plans on changing. “You know, if you have a football team and you’re winning and then you get to the Super Bowl, you don’t change your quarterback, right? So, I’m not changing.”
The New York Billionaire also offered a defense of none other than Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
“The Democrats have treated Bernie very badly, and frankly I think he should run as an independent,” he said as the audience laughed.
Watch Trump’s victory speech after winning Tuesday’s primaries: