Republican front-runner Donald Trump Monday morning complained that the election system "is rigged" following Colorado's delegate selection procedures over the weekend which allowed rival GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz to collect 34 delegates without voters casting ballots.
"The system is rigged, I see it now, 100 percent," Trump told Fox News' "Fox & Friends"
program. "And by the way, not just on our side. I think it's worse on the Republican side, when you can have Colorado where the people don't get a chance to vote, and the people out in Colorado are going nuts."
In the weekend state convention in Colorado
, delegates backing Cruz won all of the slots for participation at the national convention in Cleveland, with the final 13 being selected at the end of a day-long convention Saturday in Colorado Springs, giving Cruz the 34 delegates.
But on Monday, Trump said Colorado voters are angry, and "they're marching they're having a lot of problems out there, because of this. This was a political hack deal like so much of our country. This is what our country is all about, I guess."
Trump also rejected questions about the Texas senator possibly being better organized, leading to the win.
"I've got millions more votes," said Trump. "You could say he's out-organized, because I've got millions of more votes, and I happen to have more delegates than he does, by a lot."
Trump said, when it comes to Colorado, and in Louisiana, where he won the vote, but got fewer delegates, that points out that he is an outsider.
"When I go into Louisiana and I win Louisiana by a lot, I get thousands of more votes than Cruz, and then I find out that I get less delegates. I'm somebody coming in to make America great again," said Trump. "I'm coming in to do something positive. I'm an outsider."
Trump also complained about the front page of Sunday's Boston Globe
, which printed a fake front page to spotlight its editorial board's stance against him.
"I won Massachusetts with almost 50 percent of the vote, and there were many candidates running," said Trump.
"It just shows you the power that paper has, because they were just very vehemently against [me]. They don't want to see strong borders. They don't want to see all of the things that you talk about over there."
Sandy Fitzgerald ✉
Sandy Fitzgerald has more than three decades in journalism and serves as a general assignment writer for Newsmax covering news, media, and politics.
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