Trump Is 'Presumptive' Republican Nominee as Cruz Exits
Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican Party presidential nominee following the suspension of Ted Cruz's campaign.
The Texas senator was Trump's closest competitor. He announced he was suspending his campaign after losing the Indiana primary Tuesday. Donald Trump defeated Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich by a huge amount in that contest.
Cruz thanked his family and his supporters in Indianapolis. But he said that his "path toward victory has been foreclosed," and that "voters have chosen another path."
On Twitter, the chairman of the Republican Party confirmed Trump as the presumptive nominee and called for unity to defeat Hillary Clinton.
Donald Trump echoed that idea in his victory speech from New York City. He praised Cruz' decision to leave the race. "It was a brave thing to do, he said, "because we need unity in the Republican Party."
He also called Cruz a "tough, smart competitor" and said he has an "amazing future."
On the Democratic Party side, Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in Indiana. The competition in that contest was much closer.
The U.S. presidential election will be held November 8.
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1.closest competitor 劲敌
Last year, Best Buy brought in over $10 billion in sales, more than twice the revenue of its closest competitor.
2.a huge amount of 大量的；丰富的
She spent a huge amount of money on that coat.
3.the chairman of ...主席；...的董事长
The U.S. President is the Chairman of the National Security Council.
4.presumptive nominee 假定候选人
Barack Obama has long been his party's presumptive nominee.
1.On Twitter, the chairman of the Republican Party confirmed Trump as the presumptive nominee and called for unity to defeat Hillary Clinton.
called for 呼吁；寻求
Our policy called for free trade.
The general assessed the situation and called for reinforcement.
2.Donald Trump echoed that idea in his victory speech from New York City.
victory speech 获胜演说
In his victory speech Tuesday night, Obama revealed the family was getting a puppy.
A national victory speech by the president is anticipated Monday with a declaration of a national holiday.
得克萨斯州联邦参议员特德·克鲁兹是特朗普最大的竞争对手 。周二，在印第安纳州的初选落败后宣布退选 。此次竞选特朗普以绝对优势碾压克鲁兹及俄亥俄州州长约翰·凯西克(John Kasich) 。
克鲁兹向家人及支持他的印第安纳州人致谢 。但他表示“竞选这条道路已被阻断……我们拼尽全力，但投票人还是选择了另一条路 。”
特朗普重申了在纽约选举胜利时说的话 。他支持克鲁兹的退选举动，他说：“做出这样的决定需要勇气，因为我们现在需要共和党内团结一致 。”
而民主党方面，伯尼·桑德斯在印第安纳州初选中险胜希拉里 。这场初选中两人的得票数非常接近 。