Donald Trump’s campaign returned to a familiar target after losing the Wisconsin primary on April 5 to Ted Cruz: the Bush family.
“The Bush people are now running Sen. Cruz’s campaign—Neil Bush, who’s spent millions of dollars invested with Common Core, and all of these other special interest groups like Goldman Sachs, like hedge fund managers,” Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson told Fox News.
Neil is Jeb Bush’s brother, who Trump sparred with earlier in the election cycle. Last month Neil endorsed Ted Cruz, and has been working with the Cruz campaign as a part of their finance team.
“This is going to be a very serious problem if Sen. Cruz continues to go down this path and then neither Trump or Cruz becomes the nominee,” continued Pierson.
To secure the nomination, Trump needs to win 499 delegates to make it to 1,237. He currently has 758 delegates, ahead of Cruz by 259.
Cruz has been looking to secure as many delegates ahead of the convention, hoping to have as much delegate and establishment support in the event of a contested convention.
Pierson added that if it doesn’t go to a contested convention that the rules are likely to change under a Trump presidency:
“If it does go to a contested convention, which it very well may not, you will see a lot of the rules changing again, because that is how the establishment blocks the people’s choice,” Pierson said. “They’ve admitted it. They’re not hiding it.”
Trump is looking to regain their footing with a win in New York on April 19 where recent polls have shown the Republican frontrunner and Queens native with over 30-point margins.