Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday slammed the #NeverTrump movement in remarks one day before Wisconsin’s primary.
“You know what these are? These are establishment people that don’t want to see it happen because they’re all on the trough; they’re all making a lot of money. I don’t even think in many cases they care who wins; they want to keep it going,” Trump said at a rally in Superior, Wis.
“If they worked this hard to stop Obama, Obama wouldn’t have had a chance, you know that?” Trump said.
Trump acknowledged speculation from Republicans over the fight for the nomination and the possibility for a chaotic contested convention this summer in Cleveland, where the eventual nominee will be selected.
“My eyes are wide open,” Trump said.
Earlier in the day, rival Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) called the potential effort to name a nominee other than Trump or himself at a contested convention a “pipe dream.”
Trump referred to his meeting last week with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus behind closed doors in Washington, D.C., describing Priebus as a “nice man.”
“We are not going to be taken advantage of,” he added.
Trump also lamented the millions of dollars in attack ads being run against him in Wisconsin, a state both Trump and Cruz have predicted could mark a shift in the GOP race.
Trump pointed to tightening polls in the state, stating, “I’m feeling it.”
Trump also knocked Ohio Gov. John Kasich, whom the billionaire has pressured to leave the GOP race, saying, “He’s taking my votes.”
Trump pointed to Kasich’s only win in his home state of Ohio.
“I would have won that one if I had two more days,” Trump said. “I should have left Florida a little bit early, but I didn’t want to take a chance losing Florida.”
Trump sought to discredit the Ohio governor’s blue-collar appeal, saying, “He voted in favor of NAFTA … that sucked the businesses from Wisconsin and every place else.” READ MORE
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