New York Post declares Donald Trump 'King' after primary victory

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Donald Trump Speaks After New York Primary Win

The New York Post, which recently endorsed Donald Trump, hailed the GOP frontrunner as king the morning after he dominated competitors in the state's primary.

"King Don!" Wednesday's cover reads, along with the image of the billionaire politician giving his trademark thumbs up atop the Empire State Building.

The subhead reads, "Trump towers in Empire primary."

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Trump dominated the New York primary on Tuesday, winning 60 percent of the vote compared to 25 percent for John Kasich. Ted Cruz came in third with roughly 15 percent of the vote.

The tabloid recently noted it expects Trump to pivot "not just on the issues, but in his manner," and admits he's making "rookie mistakes" and needs to act more presidential. The Post went on to say, "The post-pivot Trump needs to be more presidential: better informed on policy, more self-disciplined and less thin-skinned."

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New York Post declares Donald Trump 'King' after primary victory

Stephen Baldwin


Baldwin, who was fired by Trump on two different seasons of "The Celebrity Apprentice," said during an interview with Don Lemon on an episode of "CNN Tonight" that Trump would make a "great" president "because he's not a politician, and he doesn't care what anybody thinks."  

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Gary Busey

The actor endorsed Trump back in 2011, even after being fired from season four of "The Celebrity Apprentice," and offered his praise for the presidential hopeful again recently. "He's a great guy. He's sharp. He's fast," he told Fox411. "He can change the country after the last eight years."  

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Dennis Rodman

The retired pro-basketball player tweeted: "@realDonaldTrump has been a great friend for many years. We don't need another politician, we need a businessman like Mr. Trump! Trump 2016." He was fired from season two of "The Celebrity Apprentice." 

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Lou Ferrigno

When asked by TMZ for his thoughts on Trump, the actor and former bodybuilder said, "I hope Donald goes all the way." He was also fired from a season of "The Celebrity Apprentice." 

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Ted Nugent 

The musician wrote an article for WorldNetDaily in which he said, "[Trump] should be given the Medal of Freedom for speaking his mind in such a bold, honest, and straightforward manner."

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Tila Tequila 

The model and reality star posted a video on YouTube expressing her support for Trump.

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Wayne Newton

The Las Vegas entertainer announced his support on "Fox and Friends," “I love Donald, and he would make a great president,” he said. But he also voiced his support for other hopefuls, such as Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, and Ben Carson. 

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Willie Robertson

The businessman and star of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” supported Trump at a rally in Oklahoma last year, where he was invited up on stage. He officially announced his endorsement in January. 

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Jesse Ventura 

Jesse Ventura

The former pro wrestler, former Minnesota governor, and actor was speaking with previous Trump staffer Roger Stone for "Off the Grid," when Ventura said, "I shocked my staff today. I came in and said, ‘You know what, as far as the Republicans are concerned, I hope Trump wins.'" Though he also added, "Now I’m not a Republican — I’m not a Democrat either — so ultimately, I’d like somebody else to win overall.”

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Terrell Owens 

The retired NFL wide receiver told TMZ Sports, "This may be what the country needs and Trump... He’s a guy who won’t put up with B.S. and has what it takes to change how government is run." He appeared on the most recent season of "The Celebrity Apprentice."   

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Perhaps the paper was right, as many political pundits are noting that Trump appeared to be toned down during last night's speech. A New York native, clinched a decisive victory with networks projecting his win within seconds of polls closing.

As soon as Trump was declared the winner, the city's iconic Empire State building turned red in his honor. (The landmark lit up in dark blue when Clinton was declared the winner on the Democratic side.)

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As Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" played in the background, Trump took to the stage at his Trump Tower in Manhattan and told supporters, "We don't have much of a race anymore, based on what I'm seeing on television. Senator Cruz is just about mathematically eliminated."

The Manhattan real estate developer -- who's been struggling to reshape his staff amid recent delegate losses in Wyoming, Colorado, Georgia, Virginia and South Carolina -- could claim a majority of the 95 delegates if he captures more than 50 percent of the vote in each of the state's 27 congressional districts.

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