Following primary wins in Michigan, Mississippi, and Hawaii Tuesday night, Donald Trump called on establishment Republicans to quit the in fighting and rally behind him.
“I’d say, let’s come together folks. We’re going to win,” Trump said during his victory speech.
When asked if he needs GOP insiders like Mitt Romney to get behind him in order to win a general election, Trump replied “Not 100 percent, but largely I would say yes.”
“Some people you’re just not going to get along with. … But largely I would like to do that.” Trump added.
“And believe it or not, I am a unifier. I unify. I mean you look at all of the things I built all over the world. I’m a unifier. I get along with people.” the billionaire frontrunner declared.
Trump added that “whether you call them the establishment or not, they should embrace” the popularity of his campaign.
“The Democrats would love to have what’s happening. … There’s no spirit there,” Trump urged.
“We’re way up with millions of people. So what I say to the Republicans is embrace it. We will win the election easily.” Trump stated.
“The turnout has been just massive, every week,” Trump said. “I actually think it’s the biggest story in politics today, and I hope the Republicans will embrace it.”
This past weekend, it was reported that scores of establishment GOP figures and major donorsflew to an exclusive resort off the coast of Georgia on private jets to meet up and discuss how they can stop Trump from winning the GOP nomination.
Also addressing the aggressive campaign to compare Trump to Hitler this week, The Donald noted “I don’t think I’ve ever had so many horrible things said about me in one week… It shows you how brilliant the public is because they knew they were lies.”
“The bottom line is we have something going that’s so good,” Trump said, adding, “We should grab each other and we should unify the party.”
Trump reiterated the idea of unity Wednesday morning, telling CNN’s New Day, “I would love to see the party come together and unify.”
“I am a uniter, but I have to finish off the project,” he said. “You have to finish off what you have to finish off.”
Speaking of Hillary Clinton, following her own primary victories, Trump declared that “She’ll definitely get the nomination… But losing Michigan is more than a bump in the general, because it’s just the people don’t want her.”
He added that Clinton is seeing “no enthusiasm.”
A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey indicates, however, that both Clinton and Bernie Sanders would comfortably beat Trump in a general election by double digits.
The survey found that at this time Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz would both fare better against the Democratic front-runner, but would still be defeated. Could this be a possible reason for Trump’s calls for the GOP establishment to get behind him?