Tonight on Washington Week: Trump and Clinton extend their leads; Cruz names Fiorina his running mate; Sanders vows to stay in the race
Donald Trump declared himself the "presumptive nominee" of the Republican Party after a five-state sweep of GOP primaries on Tuesday. Trump immediately pivoted towards a potential general election clash with Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton who he accused of "playing the woman card." The billionaire businessman also delivered his first foreign policy speech which has been criticized for being vague and contradictory.
Ted Cruz, who is trailing Trump by nearly 400 delegates, made headlines with his decision to name former GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina his running mate. Cruz also got into a war of words with former House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) who called the Texas senator "Lucifer in the flesh."
Hillary Clinton won four out of the five Democratic primaries this week extending her delegate lead over Bernie Sanders. Despite long mathematical odds, Sanders has vowed to continue his campaign until the party convention in July where he hopes to influence the party's agenda.
Are frontrunners Trump and Clinton unstoppable in their march to clinch their party's nomination? "Washington Week" will examine the state of the 2016 presidential race with: