At a rally in Rochester, NY, Donald Trump compared himself to Bernie Sanders and complained that he and Sen. Sanders are both being robbed of their respective parties’ presidential nominations.
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At a rally in Rochester, NY, Trump said:
Think of this. So I watch Bernie, he wins. He wins. He keeps winning, winning. And then I see, he’s got no chance. They always say he’s got no chance. Why doesn’t he have a chance? Because the system is corrupt.
And it’s worse on the Republican side because I’m up millions and millions of votes on Cruz. Millions. Now I don’t mean like I’m up by two votes. I’m up by millions and millions of votes. I’m up by hundreds and hundreds of delegates. I go to Louisiana. I win Louisiana, and I say isn’t that beautiful. I love the people. I send them a note saying thank you very much. I love you, Louisiana. Then I found out that I get less delegates than Cruz because of some nonsense going on.
No, I’m telling you. And I say this to the RNC. I say it to the Republican Party. You’re going to have a big problem folks because there are people they don’t like what’s going on. They don’t like what’s going on. I mean I win the state or Arizona, and Cruz wins Utah, which is far less in terms of the number of delegates. And I see Cruz; I won Utah. He doesn’t talk about the fact that he got killing in Arizona by a landslide.
We’ve got a corrupt system, and it’s not right. We’re supposed to be a democracy. We’re supposed to be you vote and vote means something, and we’ve got to do something about it.
What they’re doing, and whether it’s me, or whether it’s Bernie Sanders, when I look at it, and I see all of these victories that I have and all of these victories that he’s got, and then you look at the establishment, and I want to tell you, it’s a corrupt deal going on in this country, and it’s not good. It’s not fair to you people.
Trump’s comparison of himself to Bernie Sanders is bogus. The two parties have different primary systems. Bernie Sanders is behind because he lost too many states by too big of a margin. If Sanders had won Texas instead of Alaska, the Democratic primary would be in a completely different place. Due to the proportional allocation of delegates, if Sanders had lost Texas, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina by half as much as he did, he would be in a much better position in the delegate race today. The Sanders campaign is trailing because they have been blown out in some very big delegate states.
Bernie Sanders hasn’t been robbed. If Sanders ran better in several states, even in defeat, he would have many more delegates. If Sanders were leading the delegate race, he would be more attractive to superdelegates. The difference between Sanders and Trump is that Bernie Sanders could still win.
Trump is losing because Republicans really are trying to take the nomination away from him. Donald Trump is leading the Republican field, but he made the mistake of assuming that winning the popular vote equals winning the nomination. Donald Trump didn’t know the rules and didn’t properly staff his campaign.
Donald Trump is throwing fits, making threats, and inaccurately attaching himself to Bernie Sanders. Instead of whining, Trump should be opening his checkbook and hiring a big staff to fight for delegates. Trump’s threat was clear. If the Republican Party tries to take the nomination away from him, he is going to burn the party to the ground.
Trump is running of threat cards to play against the RNC, and his fit in Rochester was the strongest indication yet that he has no idea how to right his sinking campaign.