Clinton Declares Historic Victory as Trump Prepares to Take Her On

By Mark Joyella 

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As the last major night of the presidential primary campaign began, Donald Trump took an easy win in New Jersey, with Hillary Clinton winning the state by 9 p.m. ET.

ABC News aired a special report, with George Stephanopoulos saying Clinton’s “decisive victory” over Sanders in New Jersey “putting her well above the number of delegates she needs to make history as the first female nominee of a major party.”

Trump made a victory address shortly after 9 p.m., using a teleprompter and sticking to his speech, promising to run a tough general election campaign against Clinton–and hinting at a blistering speech next week that will unveil Trump’s line of attack, that “the Clintons have turned the politics of personal enrichment into an art form.”

Clinton took the stage in Brooklyn shortly before 10:30 p.m. ET. “Thanks to you, we’ve reached a milestone. The first time in our nation’s history that a woman will be a major party’s nominee.”