Without much surprise, U.S. primaries have seen the victory of Clinton for the Democrats and Trump for Republicans. The tycoon has won with 69.5% of the votes, against John Ka Sich’s 18.3% and Ted Cruz’s 12.1%. From the Trump Tower, where he followed the electoral projection, the billionaire has said: “An incredible night. We will make America stronger and bigger than ever. Thank you, New York. American companies go abroad, illegal immigrants are often treated better than our veterans. Obamacare is disastrous. All this will end.” “I think we are close to 70% and we will get even higher, obtaining more delegates than anyone expected,” he said before the end of the examination.
On the democratic front, Clinton wins, but with a small margin over her adversary, Bernie Sanders. The former first lady won with 57.6% of the vote against 42.4% of the senator from Vermont. From Hillary’s headquarters, the Sheraton Hotel, she says: “Thank you New York: once again you have proved that no place is like home. You have always watched my back and I have tried to do the same for you”, exults the former secretary of state, accompanied on stage by her husband Bill and daughter Chelsea. The woman celebrates victory by attacking her Republican rivals harshly: “New York’s values are America’s values,” whereas Trump and Cruz “have a divisive and dangerous vision of America.” To the tune of “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, the former first lady squeezes the eye to the supporters of her rival Bernie Sanders, assuring that “what unites us is more than what divides us.” To win in November, in fact, Hillary will also need Bernie’s votes.
In a week, the East Coast will have its Super Tuesday: Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware and Rhode Island. Thanks to New York’s enormous boost, which gave Hillary 58% and imposed a 16-point gap to Sanders, Clinton faces the next verdict with equanimity. The same is true for Trump, who has shown again at the GOP that he has no rivals.