U.S. News: Trump Hammers Home New York Values

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the New York Republican State Committee Annual Gala Thursday, April 14, 2016, in New York.
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At U.S. News and World Report, David Catanese reports from the New York State Republican gala:

In a rare presentation of political discipline and restraint, Donald Trump used written remarks Thursday night to needle Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for his disparaging quip about “New York Values” — without ever mentioning his opponent’s name.Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to workers at Dane Manufacturing during a campaign stop on March 24, 2016 in Dane, Wisconsin.

“New York values were on display in the aftermath of 9/11, a strike at the heart of our city and our nation. In our darkest moments as a city, we showed the world the very, very best, in terms of bravery and heart and soul that we have in America,” Trump said, glancing at a sheet of paper before adding his own personal flair. “Because, you know people are disputing — I’m not disputing — New Yorkers aren’t disputing.”

Trump, Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich all spoke beforehundreds of Republicans at a black tie state party gala here in their only planned joint appearance before Tuesday’s presidential primary.

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