Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump denies telling Bolton Ukraine aid was tied to investigations Former senior Senate GOP aide says Republicans should call witnesses Title, release date revealed for Bolton memoir MORE on Wednesday fired back at his GOP critics, bragging that he expects to win two terms in the White House.
Asked on NBC's "Today" show whether he was confident he could unite the party, Trump responded, "I am confident that I can unite much of it. Some of it I don't want.
"There were statements made about me — those people can go away and maybe come back in eight years after we serve two terms," he added. "Honestly, there are some people I really don't want."
Trump's remarks came after the interview began with clips of former rivals, including Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSunday shows preview: Lawmakers prepare for week two of impeachment trial Trump defense team signals focus on Schiff Trump legal team offers brisk opening defense of president MORE, Jeb Bush, Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioFormer senior Senate GOP aide says Republicans should call witnesses 'The worst news': Political world mourns loss of Kobe Bryant Des Moines Register endorses Elizabeth Warren as Democratic presidential nominee MORE, Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTrump, Democrats risk unintended consequences with impeachment arguments Impeachment trial to enter new phase with Trump defense Jordan says he thinks trial will be over by next week MORE and Carly Fiorina, predicting he would not become the Republican nominee.
Trump clinched the title of presumptive GOP nominee with a win over Cruz in the Indiana primary on Tuesday, forcing the Texas senator to suspend his campaign.
Trump's win in Indiana puts him on a clear path toward the nomination, with 1,047 delegates, according to The Associated Press. He needs 1,237 to clinch the nomination; without Cruz in the race, he is all but guaranteed to hit that number.