Donald Trump Says GOP Has 'Become More Dynamic' and Calls Himself 'Unifier'
The Republican presidential candidate said "this has been an amazing evening."
— -- Donald Trump took to the stage at a Super Tuesday watch party at his Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, Tuesday night.
The Republican presidential candidate said, "I am a unifier. I would love to see the Republican party and everybody get together and unify. And there is no one who is going to beat us."
ABC News projects Trump will win the Georgia, Alabama, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont and Arkansas GOP primaries, based on exit poll data and vote analysis.
Trump said of the Republican party, "I think we're going to be more inclusive...more unified, and I think we're going to be a much bigger party. [The GOP] has become more dynamic. It's become more diverse. We're taking from the Democrats. I mean, look at South Carolina."
He added, "This is has been amazing evening...I want to congratulate [Cruz] on winning Texas, that was an excellent win. We are going to make America great again, folks."
Trump, who said his wife Melania and pregnant daughter Ivanka were in New York City, said, "We have a country that's in big trouble. Our infrastructure is going to hell. The middle class has been forgotten in this country."
Trump took the opportunity to bash Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. "We have to rebuild our country. Our country is going to hell...and Hillary Clinton doesn’t have a clue." He added, referring to Clinton's email scandal, "I don't know if she'll be allowed to run. What she did was criminal. If she is allowed to run it will be a sad day for this country because what she did is wrong. And other people have done far less than her and they paid a very, very high price."
As for fellow GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio, Trump didn't mince words: "I know it was a tough night for Marco Rubio. I know he's a lightweight. Marco Rubio was the big loser of the night...And he was very, very nasty...He decided to go Don Rickles, but Don Rickles has a lot more talent. He got very hostile. He didn't win anything. You got to be able to win something."
Trump also spoke about his desire to be inclusive of women and minorities. "We're going to do great with African-Americans...I'm going to be really good for women. I'm going to be good for women's health issues."
And Trump brought up the wall he plans to build along the U.S.-Mexico border. "We are going to have a wall," he said. "100 percent, Mexico is going to pay. And the reason is, I know how to do this."
China also received an honorable mention. "I'm going to get Apple to start making their computers and their iPhones on our land, not in China."
As for Paul Ryan, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Trump said, "I don't know Paul Ryan well, but I hope to get along with him."
Chris Christie took to the stage beforehand and said, "Tonight Donald Trump is the clear winner on Super Tuesday, but the win is important for our country, adding Trump "is bringing the Republican party for a victory this November." He also said Trump is a "fighter, a leader who speaks plainly to the American people...and he is bringing the country together."
Trump, who owns a home in West Palm Beach, spoke on a stage lit with blue and red lights in the luxury golf resort's White and Gold Ballroom, which features ornate gold decorations lining the walls and ceiling.
Florida will hold its primary on March 15, although voting by mail and early voting is already under way.
Trump is the keynote speaker for the Palm Beach GOP at Mar-A-Lago on March 11.
A Quinnipiac poll of Florida Republican voters released last week showed Trump ahead of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio 44-28 percent.
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