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Still upset about delegates, Trump says La. primary is 'bad politics'

8 months 6 days 6 hours ago March 30, 2016 Mar 30, 2016 Wednesday, March 30 2016 March 30, 2016 11:24 AM in News
Source: WBRZ, CNN

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin - Presidential hopeful Donald Trump angrily discussed his disdain for the outcome of the Louisiana primary Tuesday night.

Trump, along with Ted Cruz and John Kasich, participated in a cable TV political discussion. At one point during the program, Trump called the situation involving Louisiana's delegates bad politics.

"When someone goes in and wins the election and gets less delegates than the guy that lost? I don't think that's right," Trump said, upset that he could get fewer delegates from Louisiana since five delegates assigned to Marco Rubio could end up going to Cruz since Rubio suspended his campaign for president.

Trump won the Louisiana primary on March 5 with 41.4 percent of the vote, obtaining 18 delegates. Cruz, who tallied 37.8 percent of the vote, also won 18 delegates. Rubio's five delegates are now essentially free agents and can vote for any candidate. Republicans believe they'll back Cruz.

"So I won. Then I find out that I got ten votes less, ten delegates less than the guy that lost. I beat him! Easily," Trump said in the Tuesday night CNN's Republican Town Hall. "I call it bad politics."

Trump tweeted over the weekend, he would file a lawsuit over the delegate count.

Though, Trump said, he feels he has a strong rapport with Louisiana voters.

"They're great people," he said. "I was down there the night before, we had an airplane hangar - you wouldn't believe it - packed with people screaming."

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