Trump: People In CO, WY Are Paid — ‘I’ve Understood This For a Long Time, I’ve Never Said Anything’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said that he didn’t want to waste money in Colorado and Wyoming “to essentially pay off all these people” and “I’ve understood this for a long time, I’ve never said anything, because frankly, I wasn’t involved in politics other than on the other side. I used to be establishment” on Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends.”

Trump was asked [relevant exchange begins around 4:20] “It is being mirrored in Wyoming, they have 14 delegates up for grabs, and it’s republican powerhouse that are going to be picking according to some — but it is the rules, and it was that way from the beginning, and from the Cruz campaign, from their side, they’re saying, we put in the face time, we put in the ground game, we put in the effort, and — over the long haul, and that’s the way you win a presidential campaign, if Donald trump is a dealmaker and doesn’t letting anything get in his way, why didn’t he know the rules and set out the ground game the same way?”

He responded, “Because I don’t want to waste millions of dollars going out to Colorado, knowing the system is rigged. I don’t want to waste millions of dollars going out to Wyoming, many months before, to wine and dine, and to essentially pay off all these people, because a lot of it’s a payoff, you understand that. They treat them. They take them to dinner. They get them hotels. I mean, the whole thing’s a big payoff. It has nothing to do with democracy. I’ve understood this for a long time, I’ve never said anything, because frankly, I wasn’t involved in politics other than on the other side. I used to be establishment.”

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