Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Trump Threatens Louisiana on the Twitter With His Legions of Sleazy Lawyers

After claiming to have been shut out of important Republican National Convention committee slots in Louisiana, Donald Trump’s campaign argued on Monday that the posts were chosen at a “secret meeting” to which Trump delegates weren’t invited. Trump adviser Barry Bennett told MSNBC an interview Monday:  
“The problem we’re having here is that there was a secret meeting in Louisiana of the convention delegation, and apparently all of the invitations for our delegates must have gotten lost in the mail.”  
Bennett also said during the TV interview that the Trump campaign’s “legal team” will try to decertify Louisiana’s delegates. Trump late Sunday threatened on Twitter that there was a “lawsuit coming” against someone in Louisiana.

Just One Big Problem: Mr. Trump’s two Louisiana state co-chairmen both attended the “secret meeting” which was in fact a gathering at the Louisiana state GOP convention March 12, according to Jason Dore, the state party’s executive director. Dore said the state party held its election for delegation committee posts in accordance with state party rules, which were implemented and published online in 2015.

Trump got his legal delegates, his  whining real issue are the votes from five delegates awarded to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who has since suspended his campaign, and five other unbound delegates. Both the Rubio delegates and the unbound delegates are free to vote for any candidate at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

This is an attempt create controversy in his favor. But what Mr. Trump fails to understand is the Louisiana GOP are also  themselves a pack of sleazy Lawyers, and are well versed on the underbelly of politics he seems to lend himself to lately.