Despite the recent barrage of critics suggesting otherwise, Donald Trump said Wednesday that his recent string of primary victories show he’s on his way to unifying the Republican party.
Trump said it's been made especially easy if he ends up running against Democrat Hillary Clinton.
“There’s no spirit behind Hillary, there never will be. She’s not going to engender spirit, there’s nothing to be spirited about,” he told TODAY in a phone interview. “And what happens is, we have something, that if we can embrace it, we’re going to have a massive victory in November.”
Trump said he is drawing out first-time voters like no other candidate, energizing a party that needs it. “We have to recover as a party," he said. "There’s tremendous positive energy in this party."
The Republican billionaire easily secured three more electoral wins Tuesday night, sweeping up primaries in Michigan and Mississippi and caucus votes in Hawaii with numbers he called "astronomical." Texas Sen. Ted Cruz came in a distant second in each of those states, but won in Idaho, where Trump trailed behind.
Despite a recent surge among Republican establishment leaders to tamp down his momentum, Trump's latest victories puts him in prime position as he prepares for the next cluster of primaries scheduled in states including Florida, Illinois, North Carolina and Ohio next Tuesday.