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Trump shrugs off loss during first post-Wisconsin appearance

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Donald Trump late Wednesday sought to get some of his campaign mojo back, holding his first hometown rally in New York following a big loss to Ted Cruz in the Wisconsin primary earlier this week.

{mosads}”First of all, it’s great to be home,” the GOP presidential front-runner said to cheers during a rally on Long Island, N.Y. “I love this city and I love this country.”

Trump praised New Yorkers as he looks ahead to an April 19 primary in the state, where polls show him far ahead. Ted Cruz, Trump’s main rival, campaigned in the state Wednesday. John Kasich has also appeared in the Empire State.

The businessman shrugged off the defeat to Cruz in the Wisconsin, which has reinvigorated his rivals’ hopes to keep him below the delegate threshold needed to clinch the nomination before the Republican National Convention this summer.

Trump knocked Cruz during his rally and boasted of his own popularity in the state, suggesting, “I think you can forget about him.”

The billionaire also highlighted Cruz’s attack from January about his “New York values”,  pointing to the response following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Cruz said Wednesday to look at those who have received donations from Trump to explain his “values” attack, explaining it’s about “liberal Democratic politicians.”

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