On the heels of a Marquette University poll showing Sen. Ted Cruz taking a 10-point lead in Wisconsin, Donald Trump once again whined on Wednesday that the “establishment” is trying to take the nomination away from him, citing the Louisiana delegate allocation which gave Cruz more delegates even though Trump got more votes. as Exhibit A. As Breitbart News reported:
With less than a week to go until the Wisconsin primary, Trump came out swinging — against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), against the Establishment lining up behind Cruz in order to keep Trump below 1,237 delegates so they can broker it in Cleveland, and against Cruz’s supporter Governor Scott Walker.
“The Establishment is trying to take it all away from us, folks. They’re trying so hard,” he said, noting the fact that he won Louisiana but still ended up with less delegates there than Cruz. The crowd booed.
Well, it has never been quite clear who the “establishment” is but, whoever they are, of course they are. It’s called politics and, as the saying goes, politics ain’t bean bag. A lot of people were and are trying to deny Trump the nomination. Currently, there are Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Before them there were Rubio, Christie, Bush, Fiorina. Carson, Huckabee, et al.
Nobody robbed Trump in Louisiana, where he contemplates filing…
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