U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says the system for nominating presidential candidates is broken, but vows to win anyway as he campaigns ahead of the New York primary. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Story: U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday (April 16) told supporters in New York that the U.S. system for nominating presidential candidates "is broken," but said he would win anyway. Trump was wooing voters in New York, just days before the state holds its presidential primary. Trump took aim at Republican rival Sen. Ted Cruz's disparaging comments about what Cruz called "New York values" earlier this year. At a rally in Syracuse, New York, Trump identified himself with the "New York values" of hard work and compassion after Cruz charged Trump's version of these values are basically Democratic positions. Trump urged his home state voters to give him a big win next week, and help him win enough delegates to secure the Republican presidential nomination before the convention in July. He also lashed out at the party's delegate selection rules, telling the crowd in Syracuse that the nominating system "is broken." The New York billionaire, who has been outmaneuvered by Cruz in a series of recent state meetings to select national convention delegates, said the process was set up to protect party insiders and shut out insurgent candidates. Trump, who has brought in veteran strategist Paul Manafort to lead his delegate-gathering efforts, complained about Cruz's recent success at local and state party meetings where activists pick the actual delegates who will attend the national convention.