US election 2016: Donald Trump sweeps five US states
Written by Morenike Adebayo on April 27, 2016
US Republican Party Presidential hopeful, Donald Trump has won the presidential primaries in all five US states that voted on Tuesday, while Hillary Clinton triumphed in four out of five.
Mr Trump called himself the Republican presumptive nominee after victories in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.
The results bring him closer to the number of delegates he needs before the party’s national convention in July.
For the Democrats, Mrs Clinton was denied a clean sweep by Bernie Sanders after the Vermont senator won in Rhode Island and vowed to fight to the end of the primaries.
Speaking at the Philadelphia Convention Center after securing four states, Mrs Clinton said her campaign was setting bold and progressive goals to improve lives in the US.