NEW YORK — GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump promised that while he may "act differently" in the general election should he become the nominee, his "thought process" will still be the same.
"Well I may act differently, but my thought process is the same," Trump told his supporters and the media who gathered at his victory party in Midtown Manhattan Tuesday night. The billionaire businessman swept all five states that held primaries Tuesday and by pretty significant margins.
"You know, when I speak to a group of 10 people in a conference room, I'm not going to be speaking the same way I spoke in Pennsylvania yesterday to 25,000 people," Trump said during the event at Trump Tower. "It's a very different thing, but I'll be saying very similar things."
Paul Manfort, a top Trump aide, told Republican National Committee officials just last week that the bombastic candidate will tone down his rhetoric in time for the general election.
However, campaign manager Corey Lewandowski promised that Trump "will never change" in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper earlier Tuesday.
Trump, who eventually called himself the "presumptive nominee," also predicted that his campaign is "going to do great in the general" election.
Although it's too soon to tell exactly how all of the 172 delegates at stake Tuesday will be divvied up among the three remaining Republican presidential candidates, Trump's huge leads in all five states sets the candidate up to receive a serious chunk which could potentially put him over the 1,000 delegates mark — and that much closer to the 1,237 delegates needed.
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