Trump Praises Cruz, Targets Clinton In Indiana Victory Speech

Donald Trump didn't just win Indiana Tuesday night, barring something catastrophic, he won the Republican nomination. The same night Ted Cruz announced that he was suspending his campaign, Trump gave a different kind of victory speech than he has given in other primaries, pausing to take in the moment and praising Cruz before turning his sights on Hillary Clinton.

After thanking his family, a notably toned-down Trump expressed a sense of awe at the moment, saying he’s "never been through anything like this."

"It’s been an unbelievable day and evening and year. I’ve never been through anything like this. But it’s a beautiful thing to watch and a beautiful thing to behold – and we’re going to make America great again," he said to loud applause.

After having repeatedly attacked Cruz's character over the last few months, Trump changed his tone, offering some words of praise to the Texas senator.

"He is one tough competitor. He is a smart, tough guy," said Trump.

The presumptive Republican nominee quickly turned his attention to his competition, Clinton, making clear that now that he'd all but secured the nomination, she would be his true target.

"We are going after Hillary Clinton," announced Trump.

Clinton, he said, "will be a poor president," specifically citing her lacking of understanding of trade. He also hit Clinton for her recent comments about destroying the coal mining industry, vowing to get the industry to "start to work again."

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