SYRACUSE, N.Y. — After a week of crying foul against a “rigged” delegate process, Donald Trump addressed the Republican National Committee by name at his first of two New York rallies on Saturday.
Threatening a “rough July” if the RNC doesn’t “get going and straighten out the system,” Trump said he was really saying it all for the people. “I guess I’m complaining because it’s not fair to the people,” Trump admitted, later adding, “The people want their vote … They want to be represented properly.” The threat comes a month after Trump told CNN that he thought there could be “riots” at the Cleveland GOP convention this summer should the establishment push for a brokered convention.
“You better get going,” he warned the RNC by name to cheers from the crowd of a few thousand people.
Trump also turned on the New York charm, noting that he shares a “twang” with the crowd – and didn’t fail to remind that Ted Cruz doesn’t like “New York values.” “Ted Cruz does not like you, and he does not like New York,” Trump said emphatically to a crowd that cheered wildly when he mentioned his now-favorite moniker for his opponent, “Lyin’ Ted.”
Trump was also quick to tout that he knows “a lot about Syracuse. You love Syracuse, I love Syracuse, we love New York, we love the United States of America, right?”
The GOP front-runner was focused on a jobs message during his speech, mentioning localized statistics on unemployment and manufacturing jobs, as he has throughout the leadup to the New York primary, and noting that unity will come through economic prosperity. “Jobs will bring us together,” Trump proclaimed.
Trump also added a new target to his list: the Chicago Cubs. As he did recently on “Fox & Friends,” Trump lamented the Ricketts family, owners of the team, funding attacks against him and predicted that the Cubs would do “terribly this year.”