Trump takes part in town hall with his children; Clinton gets big endorsement

NEW YORK (WABC) -- On CNN Tuesday night, Donald Trump's four grown kids joined their father for a Town Hall.

No matter what you might think, they say, he's not the guy you see in the knockdown, drag out debates.

"It's a hard thing to observe because it's a cage match, they're attacking him from the right, they're attacking him from the left," Ivanka Trump said.

"I've grown seeing him be such a mentor," Tiffany Trump said.

"He's my best friend in the entire world," Eric Trump said.

Ted Cruz and John Kasich may not feel the same way. One week away from the New York primary, the latest poll has him way ahead.

And while establishment Republicans had been hoping House Speaker Paul Ryan might save them in a floor fight in Cleveland, he dashed those hopes.

"Let me be clear: I do not want, nor will I accept the nomination for our party," Ryan said.

Meaning despite all the inflammatory talk and even violence at Trump events, he remains the one to beat.

Tuesday night, he signaled he may be getting more mellow soon, but not right away.

"I have two more people to take out and then I'll be more presidential and then I'll have to take out Hillary and then I won't be presidential again," Donald Trump said.

For her part, Hillary Clinton scored a big endorsement Tuesday night.

She's on the front page of Wednesday's Daily News. The editorial board calls her "clear eyes in what's wrong with America." Democrats have in her, the paper wrote, "a superprepared warrior realist. They have in opponent Bernie Sanders a fantasist who's at passionate war with reality."

Sanders famously flubbed his interview with the news' editorial board last week. But despite that, and despite Clinton's double digit lead in New York, Tuesday night in Poughkeepsie, he refused to back down.

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