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Trump's a Sore Loser and a Hypocrite

In Donald Trump’s pitiful “sore loser” campaign statement following his crushing defeat in Wisconsin last night, he accused his rival Ted Cruz of campaign violations his own campaign may have committed.

Amid the pathetic, unpresidential whining was the serious accusation that Cruz has been coordinating illegally with an anti-Trump Super PAC:

Not only was he propelled by the anti-Trump Super PAC’s spending countless millions of dollars on false advertising against Mr. Trump, but he was coordinating `with his own Super PAC’s (which is illegal) who totally control him. Ted Cruz is worse than a puppet— he is a Trojan horse, being used by the party bosses attempting to steal the nomination from Mr. Trump.

Trump’s only evidence for this appears to be the fact that Cruz has appeared at events arranged by Super PACs supporting his candidacy — which is actually a common campaign practice allowed by the FEC.
It’s not illegal coordination.
What would be illegal coordination is if a Super PAC employee was reaching out to donors using information obtained from Trump staffers, which, according to the Washington Post, is one of the reasons Trump’s Super PAC, Make America Great Again, was shut down last October.

A Super PAC with ties to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is shutting down in an effort to put an end to questions about the closeness of the two operations, the group’s lead consultant said Thursday. After The Washington Post reported this week on multiple connections between Trump and the Make America Great Again PAC, Mike Ciletti, the Colorado-based operative running the group, said he had decided to close up shop.

“It’s an issue that I have relationships with Mr. Trump’s staff,” he said in a phone interview. “I will eliminate the questions and shut down the super PAC.” Ciletti’s decision was first reported by Politico.

The Post reported this week that Trump’s campaign has paid two firms connected to Ciletti, a longtime associate of Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. Ciletti also solicited a major GOP donor using contact information he suggested came from Trump’s personal assistant, The Post reported.

It’s more than a little ironic that one of Trump’s Super PACs was caught doing the very thing Trump erroneously accuses Cruz of doing. In addition to being a sore loser, The Donald is also a yuuuuge hypocrite.