Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tells the media he considers himself the party's ''presumptive nominee,'' following five primary victories on Tuesday. Rough Cut - subtitled (no reporter narration).
EDITOR'S NOTE: AUDIO AS INCOMING ROUGH CUT - SUBTITLED (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Donald Trump swept primaries in five Northeastern states on Tuesday in a major show of strength that moved the New York billionaire closer to securing the Republican presidential nomination. Trump rolled up victories over rivals John Kasich and Ted Cruz in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware, with a margin of victory rivaling that in his home state of New York a week ago. In a speech and news conference at Trump Tower in New York, Trump said it was time for Cruz and Kasich to get out of the Republican race so the party can begin to unify behind him ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election to succeed Democratic President Barack Obama. "I consider myself the presumptive nominee," he said, adding later: "As far as I'm concerned, this thing is over." For the Republicans, the Northeastern battles set the stage for a potentially pivotal primary contest next week in Indiana, where Trump has a small lead and got an endorsement from former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight.