Trump Towers in NY, Clinton Sinks Sanders
The win gives the two edge over rivals Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz, and solidifies their frontrunner status after a series of recent losses
New York: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Tuesday won the potentially game-changing New York primary and wrested back control of the US presidential race from their rivals, reviving hopes of winning the nomination outright. The win gives Clinton and Trump edge over their rivals Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz and solidifies their frontrunner status after a series of losses recently. It also resoundingly answers questions about their command of the race.
“Today you prove once again there is no place like home... This win is personal,” said Clinton, joined by her husband ex- president Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea, in her victory speech. “The race for the Democratic nomination is in the home stretch and victory is in sight.” Calling out Trump and Cruz for their remarks against Muslims and women, she said, “Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have a vision for our country that’s divisive and dangerousrounding up immigrants or banning Muslims is just not who we are.”
“Threatening to ban Muslims” and treating American-Muslims like “criminal” go against “everything America stands for.”
In a passing reference to Sanders, Clinton said it was not enough to just diagnose the problem. “America is a problem-solving nation. We have set progressive goals for creating more jobs and providing dignity and pride,” she said.
Trump’sbigvictoryinhishomestate gave him renewed momentum in the Republican race and pushed him closertothe1,237delegatesrequiredtowin the nomination.
He also appeared like a different candidate in his victory speech at his Trump Tower in Manhattan. His speech focussed on jobs and trade and the economy but did not mention Clinton. “We don’t have much of a race anymore,”Trumpsaidtoapplauseand cheers from his supporters. “Senator Cruz is just about mathematically eliminated.”
Trump told the cheering supporters that he will focus on bringing jobs back from Mexico and “all other countries” and invest in military and its veterans. A HOME RUN Trump with wife Melania
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