Trump considers himself "presumptive nominee"

Republican front-runner Donald Trump considers himself the "presumptive nominee" as he continues to garner delegates with wins in five Tuesday primaries.

"This is a far bigger win than we ever expected - all five," Trump tells supporters at Trump Tower in New York, touting wins in several states that he says put him at about 60 per cent of the overall Republican vote.

Trump downplays opponents Ted Cruz and John Kasich who are trying to prevent him from winning enough delegates at the party convention to secure the nomination, pointing to his "millions more votes."

He expresses confidence that he will win enough delegates before the convention to secure the nomination, noting "I consider myself the presumptive nominee, absolutely."

Last update: Tue, 28/06/2016 - 17:25
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