And at the Wall Street Journal:
BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. – Donald Trump, sidestepping the firestorm that has engulfed his campaign in recent days, marked the end of the GOP primary season Tuesday by escalating his attacks on Hillary Clinton, raising questions about her ethics and promising to give a “major speech” as early as Monday to discuss “all of the things that have taken place” with the presumptive Democratic nominee.Good for him.
“The Clintons have turned the politics of personal enrichment into an art form form themselves,” Mr. Trump said speaking to supporters as the polls closed in New Jersey, one of five states voting Tuesday.
He made no mention of the controversies that have been roiling his own party for the last two weeks over his criticism of a federal judge handling litigation against Trump University.
Hoping to quiet the firestorm that has pitted Mr. Trump against most elected officials in the GOP, he had earlier in the day issued a statement saying he had been “misconstrued” by critics who said he was racist because he accused U.S. Judge Gonzalo Curiel of being biased against him because he is of Mexican descent. Mr. Trump did not apologize or recant his attacks despite wide criticism from allies and adversaries alike, but he said he would not discuss the case any more.
He stuck to that intention at the Tuesday evening appearance at his golf course in the suburbs of New York, as he prepared to celebrate primary victories in New Jersey, South Dakota, Montana, New Mexico, and California on the last day of the long, unpredictable primary season.
He took no questions from reporters; his speech was short, focused on Mrs. Clinton and uncharacteristically scripted for a man famous for his off-the-cuff performances. He read the speech from a teleprompter, less than a week after deriding Mrs. Clinton for using the device to present a major speech of her own attacking Mr. Trump as ill-suited for the Oval Office.
For a man struggling to unify his party after a long, divisive primary season, he chose one of the most powerful tools available for galvanizing Republicans: attacking Mrs. Clinton just as she was at last ending her own primary battle against Sen. Bernie Sanders...