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Trump blasts electoral system, aligns with Sanders on party rigging, trade

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GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump slams the electoral delegate system in a stump speech in Albany, NY on April 11. Trump aligned with Democrat U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on what both termed a “rigged system” favoring establishment candidates. Video originally posted at Donald Trump Speeches and Events/YouTube was removed by Youtube for policy violations. 

ALBANY, NY – New York real estate mogul and GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump slammed the two-party electoral delegate system in a stump speech in Albany, NY on April 11. Trump aligned with presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) on what he termed a “rigged system.”

“Every time I turn on the television, it says ‘Bernie wins. Bernie wins. Bernie wins this one. Bernie wins Wyoming, but he can’t win.’ And I say, it’s rigged, just like ours. It’s rigged. It’s disgusting.” – Donald J. Trump, Republican Presidential Candidate

Calling attention to his place at the top of the GOP leaderboard, his vote count tallied at primaries and caucuses across the country, and his winning delegate count, Trump expressed frustration with negative media spin and its contribution to a rigged electoral system.

“It’s a rigged, disgusting dirty system. It’s a dirty system,” Trump said.

Labeling GOP rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton as the presidential campaign’s most accomplished liars – bought and sold by special interests and lobbyists – Trump laid into a two-party system rigged for party favorites.

“It’s a fix. Look at Colorado, Trump said. “They said they were going to do it by delegate. If I go to Colorado, to the voters of Colorado, we win Colorado.”

Trump also aligned with Sanders on issues of trade and outsourcing.

“We agree on one thing – trade. We’re getting ripped off on trade by everybody. The difference is, I can do something about it. He doesn’t know where to begin,” Trump continued. “But he is right, we’re getting ripped off and your jobs are going down the drain, folks.”

“Every single week, it’s like me, every single week. Bernie sanders wins and he wins and he wins. And then these people (pundits) are saying he can’t win. Because the system is rigged.”

Trump, concentrating on manufacturing lost across the Empire state in cities like Albany, Rochester and Buffalo denounced out-sourcing to other countries.

“New York has lost 350, 000 manufacturing jobs since 1997,” he told the crowd. They’re going to China, Mexico. They’re going to Japan. They’re going everywhere except here.”

The candidates are canvassing the state of New York prior to the state’s primary on April 26.

This article originally appeared on Examiner.com on April 12, 2016.

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