The Lid: Trump's Notable New Tone on GOP Delegate Race

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Source:   —  April 16, 2016, at 3:05 AM

Obtain The Lid straight to your inbox each afternoon -- click here to sign up. When we woke up this morning and saw a eight hundred words below Donald Trump'south op-ed byline in the Wall Str Journal - with not even one exclamation point or a "Sad!" - we thought we'd been transported to an alternate universe.

Welcome to The Lid, your afternoon dose of the two thousand sixteen ethos… Bernie Sanders is skipping high-stakes days of campaigning before New York'south primary to address a conference at the Vatican, thus brilliantly identifying the ONE thing he could've done to create himself even more relatable to college kids who blew off a tough semester to study overseas in Italy.

Obtain The Lid straight to your inbox each afternoon -- click here to sign up.

When we woke up this morning and saw a eight hundred words below Donald Trump'south op-ed byline in the Wall Str Journal - with not even one exclamation point or a "Sad!" - we thought we'd been transported to an alternate universe. But seriously, Trump has notably toned down the hottest of his rhetoric and allowed himself to be ghostwritten in a decidedly unTrumpian tone, but maybe the most fascinating thing he'south done is transformed a narrative that was becoming about the incompetence of his campaign'south delegate strategy into a conversation about the fairness of the nomination process and what he called Ted Cruz'south "voter-nullification scheme." And he'south likely to have plenty of sympathizers tired of lectures on "the rules," particularly among Republican voters who perceive as though they've been disenfranchised before, particularly those voters who perceive let down by congressional candidates whose promises were stymied by divided government. Trump is even explicitly soliciting a sympathetic ear from supporters of Bernie Sanders, who perceive that their candidate has faced disproportionate headwinds because of "the rules." The RNC is one hundred % exact that delegate allocation was determined months before any votes were cast

"I'm the screwiest screwball here. I'll vote myself that."

On Saturday:Hillary Clinton holds an event in Los Angeles. Trump holds two events in NY and Cruz campaigns in Wyoming. Sanders returns from Italy.

On Sunday: NC Gov. Pat McCrory joins Chuck Todd on Meet The Press. Clinton, Sanders and Trump continue to campaign in New York.

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