Even though Donald Trump is close to winning the GOP nomination for the White House, it is well known that the majority of the party members are not supporting him, which lead to numerous tensions between the two ‘sides’.
Everything culminated with a public fight, which happened this weekend in New York! According to The Washington Post, top GOP officials rebuked Donald Trump on Friday, after he claimed that the party’s primary system is set up against him.
Was the Colorado ‘primary’ planned?
The dispute started after the Colorado primary, where Donald Trump failed to win any delegates, after the state decided to select the 34 delegates after a party convention, rather than voting at a primary. Like expected, everybody opted for Trump’s rival, Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
This result triggered the businessman and he started complaining about the GOP‘s strategy, claiming that the “system is being rigged by party operatives with ‘double-agent’ delegates who reject the decisions of voters.”
The party’s answer came quickly, a senior Repulican National Committee saying in a memo to reporters that “each process in easy to understand for those willing to learn it.”
“It ultimately falls on the campaigns to be up to speed on these delegate rules,” said Sean Spicer, RNC communications director. “Campaigns have to know when absentee ballots are due, how long early voting lasts in certain states, or the deadlines for voter registration; the delegate rules are no different.”
Cruz vs. Clinton is closer and closer to becoming reality
This event confirms the theory that the GOP establishment is still opposing Trump’s candidacy and trying to avoid a situation in which he will be the presidential nominee in November.
Finally, the only one who benefits from this is Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, who will definitely exploit the moment in her favor.