Donald Trump said Monday the Republican National Committee is not honoring its agreement to treat him fairly, claiming that its debates are filled with “special interest people.”
During a campaign rally in Mount Pleasant, S.C., Trump said, “The RNC better get its act together because you know, I signed a pledge, but the pledge isn’t being honored by them.” (VIDEO: Trump Signs Pledge To Run Only As A Republican)
“I did well in the debate. A lot of people said I won that debate. But when I walked in, it was like, my wife was clapping, my kids were clapping, but the whole room was made up of special interests and donors, which is a disgrace from the RNC,” Trump said.
“The RNC better get its act together because you know, I signed a pledge, but the pledge isn’t being honored by them. I signed a pledge. The pledge isn’t being honored by the RNC because those tickets were all special interest people,” he claimed.
“And I know them. I’m looking in the audience. Some of them are friends of mine, and yet their booing me because they’re having fun. They guy’s booing me, and he’s laughing and he’s waving and going ‘boo, boo’ and he’s waving at me. I’m saying, this is crazy. But I know many of these people: lobbyists and special interests,” the billionaire real estate mogul said.
“And take a look, that was a wealthy room,” Trump said. “Now, it started with young kids in the college case, the one previous because it was the same thing, although the last one was even worse. But what happened is some of the college kids sold their tickets to the special interest for good money, they made a couple of bucks, I don’t blame them. But the RNC does a terrible job, a terrible job. And just remember what I said, remember in this room, I signed a pledge, but it’s a double-edged pledge, and as far as I’m concerned, they’re in default of their pledge when they do that.”