Real Estate mogul and Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has been making headlines and stirring the pot with his controversial rhetoric since he entered the race in 2015.
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After not earning a single delegate in Colorado, despite earning votes, Trump has been lambasting the Republican system for what he calls an unfair system for electing the party candidate.
Thursday, an op-ed by Trump ran in the Wall Street Journal asking a question to the American people: “How has the ‘system’ been working out for you and your family?”
I, for one, am not interested in defending a system that for decades has served the interest of political parties at the expense of the people. Members of the club—the consultants, the pollsters, the politicians, the pundits and the special interests—grow rich and powerful while the American people grow poorer and more isolated.
Trump then doubles down on his position: “Why should we trust the people who have made every wrong decision to substitute their will for America’s will in this presidential election?”
As a political outsider, Trump has riled up supporters with a message of criticizing the establishment. This, he argues in his op-ed, is what distinguishes him from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
“The great irony of this campaign is that the ‘Washington cartel’ that Mr. Cruz rails against is the very group he is relying upon in his voter-nullification scheme,” he writes. “My campaign strategy is to win with the voters. Ted Cruz’s campaign strategy is to win despite them.”