"We're going to do a lot of things that a lot of people are going to be very happy about," Trump told PEOPLE at the event

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There’s no better way to celebrate sweeping primaries in five states than attending the TIME 100 Gala in New York City.

On Tuesday, Donald Trump and wife Melania, dressed in Mugler, attended the star-studded soiree honoring the 2016 crop of the publication’s most influential people.

In the issue, Trump, 69, was honored as a “ferocious leader” and “rule breaker” by Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC). “Frankly, the U.S. is in desperate need of a leader like Trump who isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo and ruffle the appropriate feathers in order to get our country back on the right track,” Ellmers wrote for Trump’s profile.

Hours before the glamorous TIME gathering, Trump increased his chances of securing the Republican nomination by winning the most delegates in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. A week following his victory in New York, this momentum will certainly widen the gap between himself and rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich.

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As her husband gets closer to the nomination, Mrs. Trump’s role as First Lady becomes more and more realistic.

“She’s got a great heart, more importantly than anything else,” Trump told PEOPLE at the TIME gala. “She’s beautiful, but that’s the least of it. But she really does have a great heart, great compassion.”

When asked what he will try to do if he makes it all the way to the White House, Trump responded: “What I really want to do in the White House is help the nation. We’re going to heal the nation. There is tremendous division. There is tremendous unemployment.”

Adding, “And our jobs are being taken, manufacturing is leaving the country in tremendous record numbers. We’re going to do a lot of things that a lot of people are going to be very happy about.”