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Trump on rivals: ‘They should drop out’

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Tuesday called on rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich to drop out of the presidential race after he surged to victory in five Atlantic primaries.

“They should drop out, because, frankly, they have no path to victory,” Trump said at the Time 100 gala on Tuesday night, shortly before he was projected to win all five of Tuesday’s contests.

{mosads}Trump said he has mounted a “tremendously successful campaign” that has beaten “governors, senators, people of great talent and great intellect.”

“We started off with 17 people, all very prominent, mostly senators and governors, and now we’re really way ahead of a couple left, and it shouldn’t even be a couple,” Trump said, before calling on both of his competitors to drop out.

“We’re doing really well. It’s been a great campaign.”

Trump comments come after Cruz and Kasich announced Sunday a joint effort to deny Trump the nomination.

But that alliance appeared to have little effect Tuesday, with Trump dominating all five states up for grabs.

There were 118 bound delegates at stake in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware and Rhode Island, and Trump has a good chance of taking a strong majority of those. His victories increase his hopes of clinching the GOP nomination ahead of the Republican National Convention in July.

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