And if GOP leaders try to deny him the nomination at a contested convention when he is leading the delegate count, Trump warned, "You'd have riots". "And we need the rich in order to make the great, I'm sorry to tell you", Trump said.
But the outstanding votes would not have to be dramatically lopsided for Cruz for him to win the statewide tally and overtake Trump in some congressional districts.
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The former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, increased her lead in the number of delegates against her opponent Senator Bernie Sanders in the Democratic race.
"I think we'll win before getting to the convention", Trump said. So far 467 super delegates have aligned with Ms. Clinton, compared to 26 aligning with Mr. Sanders.
His message to the party: "There's a tremendous fervor out there, and I think the Republicans, the leadership of the Republicans, should grasp it. Because you're going to win in November if you take advantage of it". That makes it harder for the billionaire to reach the 1,237 delegates he needs to capture the Republican nomination.
Trump's closest challenger is Cruz, a Texan and favorite of the conservative Tea Party, who is second to Trump in delegates but has struggled in states where conservative evangelical voters, among Cruz's biggest supporters, are not dominant. But while Kasich could benefit from Rubio dropping out, he remains an extreme longshot for the nomination, though he could help keep Trump below the 50 percent threshold.
There is no doubt Tuesday was a good night for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the Republican and Democratic presidential front-runners.
It would not be the first time Trump skipped a debate if he follows through on his plan.
"It's clearer than ever this may be one of the most consequential elections of our lifetimes", she said at a rally in West Palm Beach.
On Tuesday, Ryan did not rule out the idea of being drafted by the party at the convention, but on Wednesday his spokeswoman, AshLee Strong, appeared to close that door.
Trump had yet another big, sweeping set of Super Tuesday victories, offset only by John Kasich's win in his home state. There certainly aren't enough states left that he could win a majority of and be considered in a contested convention. Clinton split delegates with Mr. Sanders.
As of Tuesday night, Cruz has lost at least four of the races of the night, he sits more than 200 delegates behind the front-runner and would need more than 80 percent of outstanding delegates to finish with the delegate majority.