Donald Trump Jr. gave a scathing critique of the Republican presidential nominating process and the way delegates are assigned in a radio interview Monday, at one point comparing it to living in “communist China.”
The son of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump told Sean Hannity in an interview flagged by BuzzFeed News that after his father lost all of Colorado’s delegates to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), he didn’t feel like the United States was really a democracy anymore.
The elder Trump has characterized the system as “rigged” by party insiders and “totally unfair.” Trump Jr. argued that the delegate selection system didn’t accurately represent the way the people voted.
“Since when should a presidential candidate for the Republican—or any other party for that matter to be the President of the United States—when should they have to cater to a small group of delegates as opposed to what the will of the people actually is,” Trump Jr. told Hannity. “I mean, that’s almost mind boggling. I mean, I feel like we’re living in communist China, it’s ridiculous.”
Hannity also offered a critique of the Republican nominating process, saying that he believed the process “lends itself to corruption.” Trump Jr. agreed and continued to argue that “establishment guys” have been “wining and dining” delegates for years to secure their votes.
“The RNC and everyone has been pushing this for a year, ‘you got to watch all the debates because your vote counts and your vote matters. Oh, guess what it actually doesn’t. We were just kidding,’” Trump Jr. said.
Trump Jr. argued that process “destroys the party in the long run.” He said his father, meanwhile, has “given a voice to the people.”
Listen below via BuzzFeed: