Donald Trump’s son Eric said Monday that the Republican Party has a “perception problem” because it’s allowed party rules to take over, and award delegates to Ted Cruz even when Trump wins the popular vote.
“This really upsets people,” Trump said on Fox News Monday morning of the March 22 primary in Arizona, where he said people waited hours to vote. Though Trump won Arizona in the popular vote, Cruz has since taken in more delegates from the state.
“Then fast-forward two months and all of a sudden those people’s opinions, those people’s time, that’s stripped from them?” Trump remarked. “That’s not democracy. I mean, that’s just not democracy.”
Trump said the only way to fix the problem is to have his father win the nomination.
“But what’s going to be done is we’re going to win. We’re going to win big tomorrow. We’re going to win big on the 26th,” he said, referring to New York’s Tuesday primary and the five primaries next Tuesday. “You know, we’re going to win big.”
Eric Trump cannot vote for his father in Tuesday’s New York primary because he did not register in time to be a Republican. But he said his father is “really, really confident” that Donald Trump will reach the 1,237 delegates necessary to win the nomination ahead of the GOP’s July convention.
“And it’s going to start tomorrow,” he concluded.