Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpMinnesota certifies Biden victory Trump tells allies he plans to pardon Michael Flynn: report Republican John James concedes in Michigan Senate race MORE early Wednesday defended comments that the only thing his Democratic counterpart, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonIntercept DC bureau chief says Biden picks are 'same people' from Obama years The Hill's 12:30 Report - Third vaccine candidate with 90% efficacy Biden won — so why did Trump's popularity hit its highest point ever? MORE, has “got going is the woman’s card.”


“She is a woman, she is playing the woman card left and right,” Trump said on CNN’s “New Day.”

“She’s playing it much harder this time and she will be called on it,” he said.

“If she didn’t, she would be doing poorly,” he added.

Trump touted decisive wins in five Atlantic states in Tuesday’s “Acela primaries.”

“I won five states. I won them very conclusively. Everyone’s saying that,” Trump said.

“We won tremendous victories, even larger than anticipated,” he added

“We also signed a lot of delegates … others are to come.”

Trump rejected criticism from rival Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOcasio-Cortez, Cruz trade jabs over COVID-19 relief: People 'going hungry as you tweet from' vacation McSally, staff asked to break up maskless photo op inside Capitol Capitol's COVID-19 spike could be bad Thanksgiving preview MORE that he can’t reach the required 1,237 delegates to secure the nomination before this summer’s Republican National Convention, can’t beat Clinton and can’t unify the GOP.

“Lyin’ Ted has been saying this for a long time,” he said. “Lyin’ Ted is Lyin’ Ted. He’s one of a kind … but ultimately he’s not successful.”

Trump predicted his campaign will do “great” in California and said former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight will endorse him at an event later Wednesday in the Hoosier State.

The billionaire businessman is scheduled to deliver a speech later Wednesday that he said will focus on the economics of foreign policy.

“It’s one of my strengths,” Trump said.

“I’ve called a lot of correct economic policy — I don’t get credit for it.”

Trump also said that President Obama should not have disclosed his decision to send additional special operations forces to Syria to help in the battle against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

“I don’t agree with telling it to the world,” he said. “I can live with it. “

“From my standpoint, I just find it very, very hard … we announce it for publicity reasons.”