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After Tuesday’s dominating win in Wisconsin — Trump’s Waterloo according to all the pundits and talking heads — one might be forgiven for thinking Ted Cruz would at least garner some momentum as he headed to New York, or at least enough wind at his back to attract the supporters required to fill up a modest-sized restaurant.
As it happened, Cruz’s first New York event at Sabrosura Chinese-Dominican restaurant in the Bronx had all the pizzazz of a mid-afternoon Chamber ribbon cutting, and about a third of the attendees.
The event took place with New York State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr., a Christian minister, and about 70 of Diaz’s minister friends. Although the public was invited to attend in order to, according to Diaz, “listen to the social, economic and spiritual needs of our community,” only about a dozen voters showed up.
To add insult to injury, two of those turned out to be pro-immigrant protesters who were, according to the New York Post, “tossed out.” (Since this was a Cruz event and not one of Donald Trump’s, we can only assume they were “tossed out” ever so gently and with the utmost deference and respect.)
Cruz apparently spent most of his time ‘splaining just what exactly he meant when he talked about “New York values” all those weeks ago. It’s all about Donald Trump, you see. “Let’s be clear. The people of New York know what those values are, the values of liberal Democratic politicians like Andrew Cuomo, like Anthony Weiner, like Eliot Spitzer, like Charlie Rangel, all of whom Donald Trump has supported, given tens of thousands of dollars to throughout the years … If you want to know what liberal Democratic values are, follow Donald Trump’s checkbook.”
Meanwhile Donald Trump, with new polls showing him at over 50 percent support in New York, prepared to welcome several thousand supporters, plus some protesters just to make things interesting, to Gruman Studios in Bethpage, Long Island for an event Wednesday night.
Indeed, the rumors of Trump’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.
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