Did Ted Cruz cheat his way to winning all of the delegates in Colorado this weekend without a traditional vote? Donald Trump seems to think Cruz, at the very least, had an unfair advantage.
In an Fox & Friends, Trump said, "The system is rigged. It's crooked. It's a rigged system ... I see it now 100 percent. This was a political hack deal, like so much of our country. This is what our country's all about, I guess."
But on his conservative radio talk show today, Rush Limbaugh gave a little different perspective, saying that Cruz isn't gaming the system but rather knows how to use it.
Rush explained, "They have rigged it over to the Democrat side. They're using their superdelegates. It's not rigged on the Republican side. This is just the establishment taking advantage. You know, what they've done is fake everybody out here."
He stopped far short of calling Cruz' victory under-the-table dealing, saying "what happened in Colorado is, I'm sorry to say, it's not a trick. What happened in Colorado is right out in the open. Everybody's known how Colorado runs its affairs. Nobody just chose to look at it."
Rush offered some condolence for Trump supporters, and said "Now, I can understand how they might feel tricked here. I can understand how they might feel bugabooed because millions of votes, theoretically, are gonna happen that aren't going to count."
But he added, "Hey, welcome to establishment politics. I don't see Ted Cruz lying and cheating his way to the convention. I see a lot of hard work."
Do you think Rush is right on this?