UPDATE: 9:30 p.m. EDT — Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's victory speech Tuesday night was a relatively calm affair, given his decision to read from a Teleprompter. Trump, who walked in to Queen's "We Are the Champions," told the crowd his success was a testament to people who believe in change. He also made a play for Bernie Sanders voters "who have been left out in the cold by a rigged system of superdelegates."
"You've given me the honor to lead the Republican Party to victory this fall," Trump said. "I'm going to fight for you, the American people, like nobody has ever fought before. And I'm not a politician. I'm me. You're going to see some real good things happen."
Trump took a few shots at presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, criticizing her use of a private email server while secretary of state (2009-13) and casting her as a career politician. He vowed to give a more detailed speech Monday on Clinton's errors, especially in terms of foreign policy.
"Our infrastructure is a disaster, schools are failing, crime is rising, people are scared," he added. "The last thing we need is Hillary Clinton in the White House or an extension of the Obama disaster."
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is scheduled to speak Tuesday night as the primary season wraps up with elections in New Jersey, California and four other states. Trump, who reached the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination last month, is set to take the stage at Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor, New York, at 9 p.m. EDT, according to LoHud.com.
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The election drama this week has centered on Hillary Clinton, who became the presumptive Democratic nominee Monday night, and Bernie Sanders, who has vowed to keep fighting through the party convention July 25-28 in Philadelphia.
Trump, of course, has made some headlines, especially when he insinuated that federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is handling a case related to the candidate's failed Trump University, wasn't treating him fairly because Curiel is of Mexican heritage. Curiel was born in Indiana. Trump said in a statement Tuesday his comments were "misconstrued" amid condemnations from GOP leaders.
"I do not feel that one’s heritage makes them incapable of being impartial, but, based on the rulings that I have received in the Trump University civil case, I feel justified in questioning whether I am receiving a fair trial," he added. "Normally, legal issues in a civil case would be heard in a neutral environment. However, given my unique circumstances as nominee of the Republican Party and the core issues of my campaign that focus on illegal immigration, jobs and unfair trade, I have concerns as to my ability to receive a fair trial."
Tuesday, Trump was expected to break with habit and use a teleprompter, according to CNN. Famous for his improvised remarks, he once said that "if you run for president, you shouldn't be allowed to use teleprompters ... because you don't even know if the guy's smart."