Trump Out To ‘Fool Gullible Voters’ On Immigration, Says Cruz

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump: though he has won more states than Ted Cruz, the Texan senator hopes to keep him from earning the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the nomination at the convention. Photograph: Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty ImagesTexan senator’s top adviser Paul Manafort says he will not retreat on core policies

Republican Donald Trump’s more presidential style on the campaign trail is not a signal that he will retreat on core policies, such as his pledge to build a wall on the Mexican border, his top adviser said on Sunday.

Senior Trump aide Paul Manafort dismissed accusations by rival Republican Ted Cruz that the billionaire mogul lied about his policies on immigration to “fool gullible voters”.

Mr Cruz made the comment after Mr Manafort told a closed-door meeting of top Republican officials last week that the party’s White House front-runner would temper the image he has projected so far, saying the “part that he’s been playing is now evolving”.

“I never said Trump wasn’t going to build a wall. I never said Trump was going to change any of his positions,” Mr Manafort insisted on Fox News on Sunday.

Distract voters

Mr Manafort said Mr Cruz was trying to distract from his tough path to the nomination, especially with primary elections coming in Pennsylvania and other states where polls show Mr Trump ahead.
He predicted his candidate would win on the first ballot at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July.

Though Mr Trump has won more states than Mr Cruz, the Texan senator hopes to keep him from earning the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the nomination at the convention.

By The Irish Times
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