Trump Explains How He Could Bribe Delegates In ‘Corrupt System’

During a campaign stop in Staten Island, New York, on Sunday, Trump explained to reporters how easily he would be able to bribe delegates if he wanted to, according to the New York Times.

“Look, nobody has better toys than I do,” he told reporters, according to the New York Times. “I can put them in the best planes and bring them to the best resorts anywhere in the world.”

“You’re basically buying these people,” Trump continued. “You’re basically saying, ‘Delegate, listen, we’re going to send you to Mar-a-Lago on a Boeing 757, you’re going to use the spa, you’re going to this, you’re going to that, we want your vote.’ That’s a corrupt system.”

Trump indicated that such bribery would be unfair, according to the Times.

The real estate mogul has been railing against the Republican primary process as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has been able to secure delegates at state conventions in Colorado and Wyoming, even as Trump has handily won several primaries.

Dear Reader,

When we asked recently what makes TPM different from other outlets, readers cited factors like honesty, curiosity, transparency, and our vibrant community. They also pointed to our ability to report on important stories and trends long before they are picked up by mainstream outlets; our ability to contextualize information within the arc of history; and our focus on the real-world consequences of the news.

Our unique approach to reporting and presenting the news, however, wouldn’t be possible without our readers’ support. That’s not just marketing speak, it’s true: our work would literally not be possible without readers deciding to become members. Not only does member support account for more than 80% of TPM’s revenue, our members have helped us build an engaged and informed community. Many of our best stories were born from reader tips and valuable member feedback.

We do what other news outlets can’t or won’t do because our members’ support gives us real independence.

If you enjoy reading TPM and value what we do, become a member today.

Latest Livewire
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriters:
Director of Audience:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: