Despite the fact that multiple Donald Trump surrogates have clearly accused Ted Cruz of “bribing” delegates to the Republican National Convention over the past week, the Trump campaign was still denying they had made the charge as recently as Friday. That denial is going to be a little bit tougher to make after Trump’s rally in Hagerstown, MD Sunday, where he discussed Cruz’s use of the delegate process, and despite expressing a desire not to use the word “bribe,” used the word “bribe” anyway:
I just read an article that Cruz is working really hard to, I don’t want to use the word “bribe,” but to bribe the delegates from all over the place on the second ballot, the third ballot, the fourth ballot.
Trump delivered the speech to a raucous crowd of about 5,000 at an airplane hanger at Hagerstown Regional Airport, whom he encouraged to go to the convention in Cleveland.
In true Trumpian fashion, he also appeared to coin a new phrase when describing the relatively small amount he has spent on his campaign compared to other candidates:
I have spent the least, and I’m number one…and yet I’m in for about $40 million, it’s not like Jesus’s peanuts.
Perhaps “Jesus’s peanuts” are the ones that were given to him by those two Corinthians.
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