Donald Trump wants the republican primaries to be over now. assume the official title of Republican presidential nominee, but so he can start fundraising for the GOP and its down-ballot races.
He wants to assume the Republican presidential nominee official title and start fundraising for the GOP.
“It’s really important that we win because, if we win, you know, we want to raise money for the party,” Trump said on Sunday. “We want to do — raise money for the senate races and for the congressional races and do a lot of things.”
Trump has made “self-funding” a key point of his campaign and has a lot of his time in recently railing against the Republican National Committee’s nominating rules and delegate system.
Still, Trump doesn’t want to waste any more time. Speaking to a packed house in Indiana just days before the state’s crucial primary, Trump said he’s “wasting time” campaigning against rivals like Cruz and Kasich who are “hanging on by their fingertips.”
“They have no path,” he reiterated.
And while his last comment on women’s health was a veiled swipe at Hillary Clinton, he took his line on “Crooked Hillary” one step further when linking her to the Iraqi government.
“How stupid are we?” Trump asked rhetorically of America’s past foreign policy choices in the Middle East. “I said when we left [Iraq], we shouldn’t have been in, but when we left I could see it was a crooked government. In fact, Hillary could have run the government. Crooked, it works for her. No, it was a crooked government. That’s where we should put Hillary.”
Trump also spoke about the impending GOP convention in Cleveland, and once again threw cold water on the idea of a second round of balloting. “We don’t play the second ballot game,” he said. “We’re only playing to win.”