Trump sweeps five states, Clinton takes four

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump and Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton recorded significant wins on Tuesday night in their presidential campaigns, bringing them both closer to the nomination.

Trump won all five states up for grabs, including Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Clinton for her part won everything except for Rhode Island, which was taken by her rival Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

The clean sweep of wins for Trump brings him closer to the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination, although there is still a chance that Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Ohio Governor John Kasich can stop him and force a contested convention.

"This to me was our biggest night. I consider myself the presumptive nominee," said Trump in his victory speech.

In their speeches, Clinton and Trump also took aim at each other ahead of the potential race between them should they secure their parties' nominations.

"The other day, Mr. Trump accused me, of playing the, quote, woman card," said Clinton. "Well, if fighting for women's health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in."

Trump fired back in his victory speech, saying, "I think the only card she has is the women's card. She has got nothing else going. Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don't think she would get 5% of the vote. And the beautiful thing is women don't like her, okay?"

CNN reports that as of late Tuesday night, Trump had taken 99 delegates in the day's primary voting, bringing him to 945 total. Cruz has 563 while Kasich has 152.

On the Democrat side, Clinton stands at 2,026 delegates, while Sanders has 1,291.


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