US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump edged closer to the White House nominationand delivered another heavy blow to his GOP rivals as he claimed victory in two more states last night.
The Republican front-runner secured primary wins in the big prize state of Michigan and in Mississippi after a week of blistering attacks from the party’s establishment.
But the billionaire used his victory speech to shamelessly plug his range of Trump products after his business reputation was viciously attacked by GOP heavyweight Mitt Romney.
Speaking at a press conference in Florida, Trump, 69, was surrounded by branded products including steaks, wine, water and magazines.
Trump’s convincing win in Michigan restored his outsider campaign’s momentum and increased the pressure on the party’s anti-Trump forces to find a way to stop his march to the nomination ahead of several key contests next week.
Trump built his victories in Michigan, in the heart of the industrial Midwest, and Mississippi in the Deep South with broad appeal across many demographics.
He won evangelical Christians, Republicans, independents, those who wanted an outsider and those who said they were angry about how the federal government is working, according to exit polls.