The New York Post, which recently endorsed Donald Trump, hailed the GOP frontrunner as king the morning after he dominated competitors in the state’s primary.
“King Don!” Wednesday’s cover reads, along with the image of the billionaire politician giving his trademark thumbs up atop the Empire State Building.
The subhead reads, “Trump towers in Empire primary.”
Trump dominated the New York primary on Tuesday, winning 60 percent of the vote compared to 25 percent for John Kasich. Ted Cruz came in third with roughly 15 percent of the vote.
The tabloid recently noted it expects Trump to pivot “not just on the issues, but in his manner,” and admits he’s making “rookie mistakes” and needs to act more presidential. The Post went on to say, “The post-pivot Trump needs to be more presidential: better informed on policy, more self-disciplined and less thin-skinned.”
Perhaps the paper was right, as many political pundits are noting that Trump appeared to be toned down during last night’s speech. A New York native, clinched a decisive victory with networks projecting his win within seconds of polls closing.
As soon as Trump was declared the winner, the city’s iconic Empire State building turned red in his honor. (The landmark lit up in dark blue when Clinton was declared the winner on the Democratic side.)
As Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” played in the background, Trump took to the stage at his Trump Tower in Manhattan and told supporters, “We don’t have much of a race anymore, based on what I’m seeing on television. Senator Cruz is just about mathematically eliminated.”
The Manhattan real estate developer — who’s been struggling to reshape his staff amid recent delegate losses in Wyoming, Colorado, Georgia, Virginia and South Carolina — could claim a majority of the 95 delegates if he captures more than 50 percent of the vote in each of the state’s 27 congressional districts.