Donald Trump says “Republican establishment is not treating me well.”

Donald Trump AP photo 02.23

Donald Trump rolled out his list of grievances on “Face the Nation” on Sunday saying the “Republican establishment is not treating me well,” preferring instead “lightweight Senator” Marco Rubio.

Trump also left open the possibility of running as a third party candidate, saying, “I will abide by the pledge unless they default.”

The pledge: to support the GOP nominee, a seeming precondition of a GOP primary candidacy.

They: the Republican Party establishment.

With speculation that Mitt Romney is waiting in the wings as the establishment lane candidate in the event that Marco Rubio doesn’t continue past mid-March, such comments should be seen as a warning shot across the bow of the process.

Rubio, appearing on the same program, observed that “obviously we’re not the front runner here” and said that “he relishes the [underdog] role” against Trump, a “world-class con artist” who is “trying to pull off the biggest scam in American history.”

Rubio’s goal is “to make sure that Trump doesn’t get” the necessary delegates to make him the nominee, and to that end, he will take the campaign to “all 50 states.”

Rubio said “the media coverage for Donald Trump has almost been cheerleading,” because the media wants “good for ratings” Trump to be the GOP nominee.

To that end, there is a “weird bias that the media is rooting for Donald Trump because he’s the easiest to beat.”

“Donald Trump will never have 1,236 delegates to be the nominee,” Rubio emphasized.

Asked about Florida, Rubio said, “We’re going to win Florida. Florida’s never going to vote for a con artist like Donald Trump.”

“If he’s our nominee, it could be the end of the Republican Party,” Rubio predicted.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski

One comment

  • Hal

    March 3, 2016 at 1:10 am

    Despiration has finally set in and their all sceaming against Donald Trump. it would seem fitting that Cruz and Rubio would Support the new Social Security law robbing us seniors of what we were promised and without giving us a chance to vote against H.R.1314 which is ours to vote on not them it is our money that they have conspired to rob us again .its not entitlement thats our money and so far they have misappropriated 2.8 trillion dollars starting with L.B.J. paid for the Vietnam war from social Security borrowed over $2.8 trillion from the Social Security Trust Fund to spend on other programs.Busch used Social Security to pay for the war in Iraq then Slimmy clinton used social security to balance the budget from 1993 to sept. 2001 causing a deficit difference between $4.411488 trillion when he started from sept. 1993 to $5.807463 trillion when he left in sept 2001 leaving a huge deficit for Busch by looking at the national debt figures available to see at facts dont lie but billy Clinton lies like a rug.God Bless our Veterans for their service,our Military,police and firman who sacrifice their lives each day to protect and serve our great country and God Bless America

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