Martha Asks Trump Spox: How Is Cruz Trying to 'Steal' Nomination?
Donald Trump issued a scathing statement following his loss to Ted Cruz in Wisconsin last night.
The campaign accused the Texas senator of being a "Trojan horse" for the GOP establishment and of illegally coordinating with Super PACs "that control him."
The full statement read:
Donald J. Trump withstood the onslaught of the establishment yet again. Lyin’ Ted Cruz had the Governor of Wisconsin, many conservative talk radio show hosts, and the entire party apparatus behind him. Not only was he propelled by the anti-Trump Super PAC’s spending countless millions of dollars on false advertising against Mr. Trump, but he was coordinating `with his own Super PAC’s (which is illegal) who totally control him. Ted Cruz is worse than a puppet— he is a Trojan horse, being used by the party bosses attempting to steal the nomination from Mr. Trump. We have total confidence that Mr. Trump will go on to win in New York, where he holds a substantial lead in all the polls, and beyond. Mr. Trump is the only candidate who can secure the delegates needed to win the Republican nomination and ultimately defeat Hillary Clinton, or whomever is the Democratic nominee, in order to Make America Great Again.
On America's Newsroom today, Martha MacCallum asked campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson about the accusation that Cruz is trying to "steal the nomination."
Pierson said it's clear that the GOP establishment doesn't want to support Cruz at the convention and are only supporting him to get to a contested GOP convention.
"Do you literally mean trying to steal the nomination? And if so, how?" MacCallum asked.
Pierson said that the establishment wants to prevent Trump from reaching 1,237 delegates so they can change the rules at the convention and pick the nominee that they want.
"That is how the establishment blocks the people's choice. They've admitted it. They're not hiding it," she said, adding that the "Bush people are now running Senator Cruz's campaign."
Watch the exchange above.