Donald Trump neglected to give a speech or press conference after losing the Wisconsin primary to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday night. Instead, his campaign sent out a statement accusing Cruz of coordinating with Republican party bosses “to steal the nomination.”
“Ted Cruz is worse than a puppet—he is a Trojan horse, being used by the party bosses attempting to steal the nomination from Mr. Trump,” the statement from Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks read. “We have total confidence that Mr. Trump will go on to win in New York, where he holds a substantial lead in all the polls, and beyond.”
The Trump campaign charged that Cruz only won Wisconsin because of the endorsement of “establishment” figured like Gov. Scott Walker (R) and the “countless millions” spent by Super PACs opposed to the New York businessman’s campaign.
Read the full statement via MSNBC’s Benjy Sarlin below:
No Trump speech, but campaign issues statement on “Lyin’ Ted’s” WI victory pic.twitter.com/PkXmWpgNhA
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) April 6, 2016