On Sean Hannity's radio show Tuesday afternoon, he asked Ted Cruz about charges from the Trump campaign that his recent delegate victories in states like Colorado and Wyoming are a result of an unfair and arcane primary system.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz angrily corrects Hannity. Voters are not upset about "voterless elections," Cruz said.
"All of this noise and complaining and whining has come from the Trump campaign because they don't like the fact that they've lost five elections in a row," Cruz said
"Republicans are uniting behind our campaigns so they are screaming on Drudge--and it's getting echoed--this notion of 'voteless elections' it is nonsense," Cruz said.
"Donald Trump's campaign does not know how to organize on the grassroots, and so when the delegates are elected the real conservative activists show up and they elect delegates and we are winning those elections over and over and over again," Senator Cruz explained to Sean. "I cannot help that the Donald Trump campaign does not seem capable of running a lemonade stand."
"If you lose, don't cry about it, go back and learn how to win an election," Cruz added.
SEAN HANNITY: I’m on social media, with millions of people. I have 550 radio stations. And I have the top-rated cable in my hour, all across the board. And I am telling you, that people are telling me, that they find this whole process confusing... What actually happened in Georgia this weekend? ... It is really important, people would like to know how this works. It is a process question. It’s an integrity of the election question. And everybody’s asking me this question. So, I want — I’m giving you an opportunity to explain it.
TED CRUZ: Sean. The only people asking this question are the hardcore Donald Trump supporters.
SEAN HANNITY: Senator, why do you this? Every single time you… No,you’ve got to stop. Every time I have you on the air, and I ask a legitimate question, you try to throw this in my face. I'm getting sick of it. I've had you on more than any other candidate, on radio and TV. So, if I ask you, Senator, a legitimate question to explain to the audience, why don't you just answer it?
CRUZ: Sean, can I answer your last question without being interrupted?
In the last three weeks there have been five elections in five states. Utah, N.D., Colorado, Wisconsin, Wyoming... We won all five.
All of this noise and complaining and whining has come from the Trump campaign because they don't like the fact that they've lost five elections in a row.
Republicans are uniting behind our campaigns so they are screaming on Drudge--and it's getting echoed--this notion of 'voteless elections' it is nonsense, they are making it up...
Now, there is a second component, beyond the elections, which is the individual delegates are elected by the people. Donald Trump’s campaign does not know how to organize on the grassroots. And so, when the delegates are elected, conservative activists, real conservative activists show up, and they elect delegates, and we are winning those elections over and over and over again. The Donald Trump campaign doesn’t know what they’re doing. They don’t show up.
In Colorado, the Donald Trump team was handing out flyers asking their supporters to vote for a slate of delegates, they included Cruz delegates on their slate. They just — they didn’t even know how type up a piece of paper without getting it wrong. In Washington state, when Washington state elected their delegates, three days before the election, the Donald Trump campaign, in a panic, realized Washington state was getting ready to elect their delegates.
They sent out an emergency email to their Washington supporters, but they screwed up, and sent it to their Washington, DC supporters, instead of their Washington state supporters. I cannot help that the Donald Trump campaign does not seem capable of running a lemonade stand. Elections are won by voters and grassroots activists showing up and voting for the candidate they support.
Full interview available below via the Sean Hannity show.