Trump: System 'Rigged' by GOP Insiders to Boost Cruz

Protester roughed up as Trump slams rival, RNC
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2016 5:03 AM CDT
The calm before the rally.   (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
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(Newser) – A Donald Trump rally in Albany on Monday night involved a raucous crowd of more than 10,000, a lot of talk about "New York values," and at least one fight. Trump stopped speaking as protesters were ejected, saying "Send him back home to mom" in one case, the Albany Times Union reports. In another incident, a Trump supporter confronted a protester and shoved him in the face more than once before security took the protester away. "I'll snatch anybody up if they yell in my face over anything," the Trump fan told reporters after the rally. "I have my personal rights and my personal space." The protester has not been identified and police told NBC that no arrests were made at the rally.

At the rally, Trump slammed the "rigged, disgusting, dirty" system in places like Colorado, where Ted Cruz won all the delegates over the weekend after, as Reuters puts it, outmaneuvering Trump "in a series of state meetings." It's a "crooked, crooked system" that leaves real voters without a voice, Trump said. He also attacked Cruz for his "New York values" comments earlier this year. "Nobody has values like us and the country loves New York," Trump said. Cruz, meanwhile, was campaigning in California, where he accused Trump of "whining" about the GOP contest being rigged, the AP reports. "As we know in the state of California, whine is something best served with cheese," Cruz told supporters in San Diego. (Two of Trump's children have discovered that they can't vote in New York's April 19 primary.)

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