Do you sense some dirty business in the Wisconsin elections or is Trump just being a sore loser?
Ted Cruz scored a critical win for his campaign on Tuesday as he prevailed in Wisconsin – but opponent Donald Trump says he didn’t come by the victory honestly.
Trump lashed out at Cruz via spokeswoman Hope Hicks overnight and accused the Texas senator of breaking the law.
Hicks said the Republican frontrunner ‘withstood the onslaught of the establishment yet again’ even as ‘Lyin’ Ted’ and his buddies in the conservative media and the ‘party apparatus’ worked to unseat 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 also coordinating with his own Super PAC’s (which is illegal) who totally control him,’ she said in a statement distributed to the press.
Cruz is ‘worse than a puppet,’ the Trump aide wrote. ‘He is a Trojan horse, being used by the party bosses attempting to steal the nomination from Mr. Trump.’
The campaign said it has ‘total confidence’ that Trump will go on to win New York on April 19 and the nomination.
Cruz’s win Tuesday evening put new pressure on Trump. It was an election the U.S. senator had to win in order to stay in the presidential hunt.
He framed the win as ‘a turning point’ in the GOP race and ‘a victory for every American,’ projecting strength despite the lack of a path to the nomination outside of a contested convention.
‘Together we will win a majority of the delegates, and together we will beat Hillary Clinton in November,’ he said, allowing that capturing the nomination is something more likely to happen during the July Republican National Convention than beforehand.
With 99.9 per cent of the voting precincts in the Badger State reporting their totals, the Texas senator had 48.3 per cent of the votes, with the billionaire front-runner at 35 per cent.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich trailed with 14.1 per cent.
Cruz took the stage at the american Serb Banquet Hall to the strains of ‘Where The Stars And Stripes And Eagle Fly’ by country artist Aaron Tippin.
‘I was born by God’s dear grace in an extraordinary place where the stars and stripes and the eagle fly,’ the song begins.
It was an odd choice for a presidential hopeful who was born in Canada and held dual citizenship until less than two years ago.
Trump has made hay over Cruz’s place of birth, suggesting he should resolve the legal question of his eligibility to hold the Oval Office well in advance of the general election.
The brash billionaire issued a fighting-words statement saying that he had ‘withstood the onslaught of the establishment’ in Wisconsin that wants to poach the GOP nomination from him and hand it to one of their own.