Donald Trump spoke to a crowd of supporters after winning the Republican presidential primaries in Florida, Illinois and North Carolina last night.
Speaking from his headquarters in Palm Beach, Trump discussed “the meaning” of his White House bid in light of the fact that no one took his presidential bid seriously.
“We started, I was one of 17 people,” he said, going on to name prominent recent endorsements from supporters like Dr. Ben Carson.
But then “something happened called Paris,” said Trump.
“And then we had a case in … California, where the 14 young people were killed. And it just goes on and on. And what happened with me is this whole run took on a whole new meaning. Not just borders, not just good trade deals.”
“The meaning was very simple,” Trump said. “We need protection in our country.”
“And all of a sudden, the poll numbers shot up. And I’m just very proud to be a part of this.”