"It's just gonna become worse and worse": Jubiliant Donald Trump goes hard after Hillary in Super Tuesday victory speech

In an off-the-rails Super Tuesday presser, Trump spews (surprise) contradictory claims and schoolyard insults

By Brendan Gauthier
Published March 2, 2016 9:22AM (UTC)
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on Super Tuesday primary election night at the White and Gold Ballroom at The Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, March 1, 2016, as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie listens. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP)

Soon-to-be GOP nominee Donald Trump held his victory news  conference Tuesday night at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida.

"I want to congratulate Ted on the winning of Texas ... It was an excellent win," Trump began, after a lame intro from Chris Christie, and before setting his sights on his opponents:


"I watched Hillary's speech and she's talking about 'wages have been poor' and 'everything's poor,'" Trump said. "She's been there for so long. If she hasn't straightened it out by now, she's not gonna straighten it out in the next four years. It's just gonna become worse and worse."

"She wants to make America whole again, and I'm trying to figure out what is that all about," he added. "Making America great again is going to be better than making America whole again."

"I know it was a very tough night for Marco Rubio," Trump continued, pouring salt into his primary opponent's wound. "He worked hard, he spent a lot of money; he is a lightweight, as I've said many times before." (Trump later admitted that he liked Rubio until the "about a week ago" when "he became Don Rickles, but Don Rickles has a lot more talent.")


Trump promised to spend a lot of time in Rubio's home state of Florida in the coming weeks, in an effort to combat "the special interests" and "people who want to have their little senator do exactly what they want," who he said plan to dump $20-25 million into the Rubio campaign between tonight and the primary.

After a brief stump speech and some jabs at his opponents (i.e. Clinton and Rubio), Trump took questions from reporters.

In response to a question about his gradually more moderate stance on Planned Parenthood, Trump called himself "a common-sense conservative."


"Planned Parenthood has done very good work for some - for many, many - for millions of women," Trump admitted. "But we're not gonna allow it, we're not gonna fund so long as you have the abortion going on at Planned Parenthood."

"I'm going to be really good for women. I'm going to be good for women's health issues," Trump continued. "It's very important to me."


Asked whether he'd be able to get along with Congress -- specifically House Speaker Paul Ryan, who criticized Trump's KKK-neutrality -- Trump said, "I don't know him well, but I'm sure I'm gonna get along with him, and if I don't, he's gonna have to pay a very big price."

Brendan Gauthier

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