Trump urges Republican unity
WASHINGTON—Billionaire Donald Trump has pledged to unify the fractured Republican Party following a bruising primary season, as he declared the battle for the White House starts now against likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Trump’s path to the GOP presidential nomination is clear after his commanding victory in Indiana’s primary Tuesday pushed remaining challengers Ted Cruz and then Ohio Governor John Kasich out of the race.
Their capitulations brought the curtain down on one of the most contentious and chaotic nomination battles in generations, in which Trump pummelled no fewer than 16 rivals into submission.
“Now we’ll unify the party,” Trump, 69, told Fox News. “We’re going to get people together.” But with unfavorability ratings among the highest of any modern presidential candidate, and concern within his own party about his temperament, the real estate mogul swiftly sought to assuage concerns about how he would govern.—APP