Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMcAuliffe takes tougher stance on Democrats in Washington Democrats troll Trump over Virginia governor's race Tom Glavine, Ric Flair, Doug Flutie to join Trump for Herschel Walker event MORE said America needs the wealthy to rise again, in a Tuesday victory speech that was notable for its understated tone and attempts to unite his fractured party.
"We're going to make our country rich again; we're going to make our country great again," the GOP presidential front-runner told an audience at his Palm Beach club Mar-A-Lago, shortly after being declared the overwhelming victor in Florida.
"And we need the rich in order to make the great, I am sorry to tell you," the billionaire added.
After belittling Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioRepublicans would need a promotion to be 'paper tigers' Defense & National Security — Military starts giving guidance on COVID-19 vaccine refusals Blinken pressed to fill empty post overseeing 'Havana syndrome' MORE for weeks as a "lightweight" and branding him as "Little Marco," on Tuesday night, Trump praised his former opponent, who dropped out after losing his home state of Florida. Trump said that Rubio ran a tough campaign and had a bright future ahead of him.
Trump then went on to complain about the millions in negative advertising spent against him, claiming that the ads were record-setting in their scope. There has, in fact, been a notable lack of negative ads against Trump and it has only been in recent weeks that the Republican donor class has launched a concerted campaign to take him down.
"Nobody has ever, ever, in the history of politics, received the kind of negative advertising that I have," Trump said.
"Record record record."
"By the way, mostly false," he added. "I wouldn't say 100 percent, but about 90 percent. Mostly false, vicious, horrible."