Monday, April 11, 2016

Trump slams GOP nominating process as top aide accuses Cruz of 'gestapo tactics' to win delegates

Puerto Rico has a GOP primary and Colorado doesn’t? 
How does that work?  Must be all the weed smoke getting in the way.
Fox News reports Republican front-runner Donald Trump took a new round of shots at the GOP's nominating process Sunday, while his newly-hired convention manager Paul Manafort accused Trump's rival Ted Cruz of using "gestapo tactics" to earn delegate support at nominating conventions across the country. 

Speaking to thousands packed in a frigid airport hangar in western New York, Trump argued anew that the person who wins the most votes in the primary process should automatically be the GOP nominee. 

"What they're trying to do is subvert the movement with crooked shenanigans," Trump said. The real estate mogul compared himself to Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, who is well behind Hillary Clinton in that party's delegate race despite a string of state wins. 

"We should have won it a long time ago," Trump said. "But, you know, we keep losing where we're winning."

Manafort, a veteran GOP strategist who worked on White House campaigns for President Gerald Ford in 1976 and Kansas Sen. Bob Dole in 1996, told NBC's "Meet The Press" that the Cruz campaign was using a "scorched earth" approach in which "they don't care about the party. If they don't get what they want, they blow it up."

Manafort added that the Trump campaign is filing protests because the Cruz campaign is "not playing by the rules.”

“You go to his county conventions and you see the gestapo tactics," he said.

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