Trump Following GOP Contest Wins: 'We Have To Bring Our Party Together'
The GOP frontrunner is projected to win Illinois, North Carolina and Florida.
By DAVID CAPLAN
March 16, 2016, 2:07 AM
• 2 min read
-- At a press conference in Palm Beach, Florida, Tuesday night, following projected GOP contest wins, Donald Trump told the crowd, "This was an amazing evening -- this was a great evening." ABC News projects Trump won GOP primaries in Illinois, Florida and North Carolina.
"Florida was so amazing," Trump said. He also gave a shout-out to the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. commonwealth, saying "The Northern Mariana Islands have been so incredible."
Trump spoke of unity among Republicans, saying, "We have to bring our party together. We have something happening, that probably makes the Republican party the biggest story in the world. Millions of people are coming into vote."
He added of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, "Paul Ryan called me the other day. We had a tremendous call."
Trump also spoke about the exodus of U.S. companies overseas, citing companies including air conditioner manufacturer Carrier Corporation and pharmaceutical company Pfizer. "Frankly I'm disgusted by it, and am tired of seeing it. It's gross incompetence at the highest level...It's because politicians can't get along. They can't make a deal...Everybody agrees the money should be here...We don't win at trade."
As for Trump's key issue of border control, he said, "We need protection in our country, and that is going to happen."
The GOP frontrunner kept the tone upbeat, saying, "We are going to have a great victory. We're going to win, win, win."
He did acknowledge -- albeit subtly -- the overly-enthusiastic nature of some of his supporters, claiming "there is great anger" in the country.
His campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who was accused by Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields of assault at a recent campaign stop -- a claim which the campaign vigorously denied -- also received a shout-out from Trump. "Good job, Corey," Trump said to him.
And Trump's notorious disdain for the media was also present in his speech. "They don't understand basic physics, basic mathematics, basic whatever you want to call it," he said.
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