WASHINGTON, March 1, 2016 – GOP front-runner Donald Trump scored several major victories during the “Super Tuesday” primaries. Trump scored more than half a dozen states while Senator Ted Cruz scored a big win in Texas and Oklahoma.
Trump addressed supporters in Palm Beach, Florida where he called it “an amazing evening” with victories in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Massachusetts, and Virginia. He battled John Kasich in Vermont, and was in a close contest with Cruz in Arkansas.
At the Palm Beach event, Donald Trump’s newest supporter New Jersey Governor Chris Christie declared Trump as the clear winner of Super Tuesday and said the victories are the beginning of bringing the Republican Party together for a victory in November.
Trump’s victories come a day after he began pressuring Rubio to drop out if he did not win a single state on Super Tuesday. Trump spoke to Fox & Friends saying, “I think he has to get out,” “He hasn’t won anything and Ted Cruz very rightly points out Marco has not won … I would think he would have to get out.”
At the time of this writing, it must be pointed out, Rubio is leading in Minnesota by 9%, which at nearly 11pm est. has not concluded its race.
Voters in twelve states a US territory went to the polls, with 595 delegates at stake for Republicans and 865 up for grabs for Democrats. Trump’s victories build onto his wins in New Hampshire, South Carolina, Nevada and a second-place finish in Iowa.
Trump and Rubio have begun planning their battle for Florida, where we can believe Trump badly wants to beat “little Marco.”
Trump is scheduled to hold a rally in Orlando, Florida on Saturday while Senator Rubio will head north from Miami. Days before Super Tuesday, both Senators Cruz and Rubio increased their attacks on the front-runner, resorting to personal insults that have defined the Trump campaign style.
“Every now and then, someone like that needs a taste of their own medicine because that’s called a bully and he’s using the pulpit of the presidency or the presidential run to insult people,” Rubio said to Fox News.
However, in Trump’s presser, and at least for right now, held back on the attacks and offered a presidential press conference in which he talked about unifying this country – and if that means he will talk with, and negotiate with Harry Reid, Vladimir Putin or Saudi Arabia, then God Bless Donald J. Trump.