US Election: Trump rallies Indiana supporters after New York win

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 10:21 GMT, Apr 21, 2016 |

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump kicked off a spirited rally in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Wednesday (April 20), fresh off the heels of his big win in the New York primary.

During his victory speech Tuesday night, the New York billionaire had surprised many political pundits when he refrained from deploying his trademark insults.

However, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Trump appeared to be back to his usual style, taking aim at “crooked Hillary” and “lyin’ Ted Cruz”.

“You know, Bernie’s gone. You know that, don’t you?” he said, referring to Democratic candidate Bernie Sander’s loss to rival Hillary Clinton in the New York nominating contest. “I love running against crooked Hillary.”

Trump’s crushing defeat of Ted Cruz in New York tilted the energy in the Republican race back to the front-runner. It also marked a rebound from his Wisconsin defeat two weeks ago and set him up for another big night on April 26, when Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, and Maryland will hold primaries.

Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas, dismissed Trump’s victory in New York as a predictable win.

The New York billionaire told Indianapolis rally-goers that he would make it to Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., one way or another — either at the site of his new hotel or the White House — though he hoped it would be the latter.