Trump Building Alliances with Congressional GOP Today

by Cristina Marcos  |  published on April 14, 2016

Donald Trump’s campaign huddled with House Republicans on Capitol Hill on Thursday in an attempt to win more lawmaker support for his campaign for president.

The press for congressional support also comes as the Republican front-runner battles Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for delegates on the way to a GOP convention that may decide who the party’s standard-bearer will be in the fall.

Trump has been losing to Cruz in the hand-to-hand fight for delegates, and the meeting suggests his campaign operation is trying to better its efforts at working with officeholders in the delegate race.

“We’re running campaigns right now, so we can be very helpful on the ground in our states. And that’s where we are. We really need to do an outreach to the delegates,” Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) told reporters after the meeting.

Barletta was one of a half-dozen members who attended the meeting at the Capitol Hill Club with Ed Brookover, who manages delegate strategy for Trump. All have already endorsed Trump.

  • Gene Fuller

    Exactly right! Can only be a natural born American through natural born father whose father was natural born. The Reublican party allowed Obama to get by with it and still will not slam it for Cruz and Rubio. If Trumo gets screwed in the nomination, you can bank on him stopping Cruz through the Courts all the way to the Supreme. We cannot change the Constitution without a 2/3s vote by the people to amend the Constitution. That will never happen

  • E.M.W.

    Or how about a Trump/ Bolton ticket?

  • E.M.W.

    So how can we all get a Trump/ Gingrich ticket going?

  • Gale

    anyone that would vote for another back stabbing, lying scum politician after what they’ve done to this country is totally ignorant.

  • Upaces

    Who ever wrote this article needed to do more research. Trump has been consistently getting the numbers. There was a couple of time, that Cruz’s numbers went up due to those involved GIVING TRUMP’S NUMBERS TO CRUZ.
    There are more betrayals, lies after lies in this campaign. I have never seen it this bad.

    Just as Snowyrive stated..Cruz has been in over his head with lies, lies, and more li es. Even his followers become toxic when anyone explains not only his Brith Place…but his belies also.

    “LYING TED” has been in many, many articles.
    Cruz IS owned and will do as they tell him to do! Take a look at this list:

    Note Who Owns Cruz:

    Dr. Eowyn posted: “IRONY ALERT! – Ted Cruz’s campaign slogan is “Reigniting​ the Promise of America”. If they made a suit with logos of Ted Cruz’s​ corporate donors, it would look like this. H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV

    See also: Ted​ Cruz’s undisclosed $1M loan from Goldma”

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    http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2016/01/16/ted-cruzs-undisclosed-1m-loan-from-goldman-sachs/

    The biggest Wall Street whores among 2016 presidential candidates are…

    http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2016/02/06/the-biggest-wall-street-whores-among-2016-presidential-candidates-are/Which 2016 presidential candidates are members of Council on Foreign

    Relations?

    http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2016/03/02/which-2016-presidential-candidates-are-members-of-council-on-foreign-relation

    Is Ted Cruz an advocate of a North American Union?

    http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2015/04/04/is-ted-cruz-an-advocate-of-a-north-american-union/

    Who is the real Ted Cruz?

    http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2016/01/24/is-there-a-real-ted-cruz/

    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz announces presidential campaign, but is

    he eligible?

    http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2015/03/23/republican-sen-ted-cruz-announces-presidential-campaign-but-is-he-eligibl

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  • Seedman

    Elected politicians are very wary of wanting to be associated with the Trump clown show.

  • Anthony

    well if to run for President of the USA you need to born in usa or having both parents USA Citizens this is not the case, Cruz was Born in Canada, and at the time of birth his father was not an American Citizen, wake up America

    • Joleen McCullough

      It is also been repported that she denounced her American citizenship prior to his birth and why did Cruz denounce his Canadian status in 2014? Interesting. If Trump gets the shaft you better know there will be a lawsuit.

  • jack

    why is the media deceiving the american people telling us that Kasich is the only candidate that can beat Hillary when he has won only one state” who are they polling his kin folks’ they will try ever thing they can to take votes from trump so he will not have enough delegates when he gets to the convention.

    • Artemis

      That has an obvious answer….The ONLY thing he has won is Ohio, yet the whole Present Republican “Party” deception seems to focus on a “phony” convention where they can “bend”, “change”, or manipulate the rules to “give” Kasich the nomination. He is quite obviously their “go to” boy. If they pull this off, they are STILL continuing to go against the “will of the People”….(what else is new?). That will bring an end to the Republican “Party”. Youj boys in Washington starting to get nervous now…..good. I love it!

      • Iamacitizen2

        Actually the boys club RNC want paul ryan….see the reason why? The RNC is a organized “club” if you can believe that an sorry to say it’s very true.

  • raven6

    As an analyst, this might be of help: Fascinating material from a forensic historical analyst and attorney;
    SEE:https://publiushuldah.wordpress.com/category/natural-born-citizen/

    There is so much more on this site for educational purposes.

  • gf

    Trump/Sessions, the 2016 GOP ticket.

    • E.M.W.

      Sessions would never fly!

      • gf

        Why?

        • E.M.W.

          Not well known enough for the discord Trump has caused in the party he needs a heavy weight like Newt. Now don’t get me wrong , Sessions would pretty good but I think Newt would be better.

          • bernie

            Jeff Sessions is well known, and one of the greatest Patriots of our time. Also Sessions endorsed Trump which I think surprised a lot of people.

  • snowyriver

    Someone please tell me how born in Canada to a father who had dual citizenship, Canada and Cuba, and a mother who also had dual citizenship, Canada and the USA. How can this person be a natural born citizen of the United States? Our Constitution states clearly that to be eligible for the office of president you MUST be a natural born citizen of the USA.. Natural born citizen is described as having parents as citizens.. note parents and citizens are both plural.. Ted Cruz is a natural born Canadian citizen. Thus not eligible for the presidency of the United States.

    • Vangie Martinez

      They are using the 1790 Naturalization Act instead of Vatell’s Law of Nations: Constitution. Because even though his father is Cuban who became a Canadian Citizen and Cruz was born in Canada his mother is American and even though he was born abroad that is why they are allowing it.

      • truthseeker

        But it boils down to the Father must be a Citizen, not the Mother.

        • Vangie Martinez

          I thought it was the Mother, because, she is the one that bore the child, or, it could be either Parent as long as one was born in America and is an American. But to be honest I am not sure. I know with us Jews it is the Mother that you go by proving you are a Jew. As far as Haley, now, she would not be able to my understanding be able to be President, because, her parents were not citizens, but, then again you have the problem with Rubio. He was born here, but, his Parents didn’t become Citizens until he was around 4. It get’s confusing. That’s what I think they hope for. You get confused and they twist and turn things to make it one way, but, in fact it is another way. The excuse for them is who knows what the Founders had in mind. To me when you read the writings you see with what they said and with common sense what they meant.

        • Upaces

          Many people overlook that…”Plural Parents” must be born here.

      • snowyriver

        1790 Naturalization Act covers citizenship only… It says nothing about natural born citizen.

        • Vangie Martinez

          Just letting you know what the Courts allowed for Cruz to stay in the race didn’t say that I agree with it. Just being the Messenger.

          • Iamacitizen2

            The “judge” was a recalled judge and it is being contested as I type these words. Apparently he told Mr. Williams and Cruz’s atty that he didn’t even read their briefs yet he responded in 24 hours with a 26 page opinion??? Go figure the faux judge was very pro Cruz.

          • snowyriver

            Thank you for the information.. here is more for what you believe…Cruz’s parents did NOT have dual citizenship because Canada did NOT allow dual citizenship at that time. Cruz gave up his Canadian citizenship in 2014 and so now he is a person without a country and both his parents ARE Canadian!!!

            An attorney in CA stated both Cruz’s parents registered to vote, took an oath and VOTED in Canada and he has solid proof; therefore they gave up their Cuban and U.S. citizenship’s period.

            So, it could be possible Cruz is in the US illegally and he is sitting in the Senate illegally he has apparently “sealed” all of his records (sounds familiar) and no one can find the form filed regarding his becoming a naturalized citizen either.

      • Iamacitizen2

        He has NOT provided any paperwork to prove he has been naturalized to the courts. He is a man without a COUNTY!!!
        Both of his parents gave up their US and Cuban citizenship’s when they registered to vote, took an oath and voted in Canada. Canada did NOT allow for dual citizenship and since Cruz gave up his Canadian citizenship in May 2014 he is a man without a COUNTRY.

        • Vangie Martinez

          Just letting you know what the Courts said in allowing him to continue the Presidential Race. I don’t agree with it, but, that is what they said.

    • paulyz

      And was Cruz an American Citizen for over 17 years, I believe another requirement to be President? Establishment tries to Stop Trump, then they will say Cruz NOT eligible. Any REAL Patriot or REAL Conservative, will realize ONLY Trump can actually get the required delegates, & supporting anyone else will ensure a contested convention AND a Hillary Presidency!

      • Roger

        14 years still not enough

        • snowyriver

          Sounds to me like the Cruz campaign is falling apart at the seams.. Ah too bad..

          • Iamacitizen2

            I pray so since he and his wife both worked in the Bush regime towards getting the North American Union to come into being and they are both globalists. When he say’s he’s going to build the wall on Mexican border he is lyin’ through his teeth.

      • Iamacitizen2

        its “fourteen (14) years. But because he was NOT born on U.S. soil he cannot be President.

    • truthseeker

      Just like President Obama. We fought and demanded he prove he is a Citizen and after 7 Years he is almost out of Office. I say no one in any type of Political Office should hold that office if they are not Citizens. Gov. Nikki Haley is a prime example of that problem. Both of her Parents over stayed their Visa’s and she was an Anchor baby., so she had no problem in pulling down the Confederate Flag, cause her foreign values are in conflict with our Values.

      • Upaces

        I did NOT know that. I’ll be darned!

      • Artemis

        Yessir…….You “hit the nail right on the head” with that one! To go another step forward, he was the most UN-QUALIFIED person to run for any Political Position in U.S. History. The Communist Party, “so called “Democrats” pulled off the biggest FARCE in U.S. History, and the “so-called” “Republican Party” were the enablers. Now, the same “people” (and I use the term loosely), have the audacity to sit in judgement of Donald Trump? It’s obvious that, like it or not, Donald Trump IS the choice of “We the People”, and as such, those that oppose him are. at the same time against us! Sorry everyone, but the Political “Parties” have been found untrustworthy, and they do NOT. and Never did come before country! The only thing that truly comes before country, or anything else for that matter is the “Creator”!

      • champion2211

        ;Obama’s birth certificate has been proven by the Alabama Supreme Court as fraudulent. It isn’t correct. But no one will go to bat in that it isn’t a good BC. It is a phoney. Just as OBAMA IS.

        • truthseeker

          Obama won because he got Hillary and Mitt Romney to give him their support. Total scam and now Mitt is trying to disrupt the voter in Utah as one of them. Talk about a Wolf in Sheep clothing. Worse part is how the Delegates decided they would be the ones to replace the rights of the Voters and just cancel the Election.

          • snowyriver

            Exactly what happened in Colorado.

      • snowyriver

        Ah so Nikki Haley and Marco Rubio are holding hands.. Maybe holding hands and glans.

    • Upaces

      Ted Cruz must show naturalization papers to keep his US Senate seat

      http://www.examiner.com/article/ted-cruz-must-show-naturalization-papers-to-keep-his-us-senate-seat

    • Iamacitizen2

      Cruz’s parent do NOT have dual citizenship because Canada did NOT allow dual citizenship at that time. Cruz gave up his Canadian citizenship in 2014 and so now he is a person without a country and both his parents ARE Canadian!!!

      An attorney in CA stated both Cruz’s parents registered to vote, took an oath and VOTED in Canada and he has solid proof; therefore they gave up their Cuban and U.S. citizenship’s period.

      So, it could be possible Cruz is in the US illegally and he is sitting in the Senate illegally he has apparently “sealed” all of his records (sounds familiar) and no one can find the form filed regarding his becoming a naturalized citizen either.

      • snowyriver

        Thank you for the information..This man is working the obama trail, trying the same shennaigians .. lets not get the same results.. inform all of your knowledge.. thank you again.

  • E.M.W.

    Possibly Newt as VP?

    • elmcqueen3

      OMG…that would be a disaster.

      • E.M.W.

        Newt knows the ropes and it would shut the GOP up about Trump

        • bernie

          Last time I heard, Newt was a member of the CFR, unless he got out of it. I must say though that he is one of the smartest men in Government and can answer about any question they give him.

    • Upaces

      I have always liked New G.!

  • Keim Sr Mel

    Go Mr. Trump

  • poppytoymaker

    He better stop promoting himself and get some boots on the ground, maybe hire Newt.

    • Wingedgodd3ss

      A Trump ticket with Newt as an important cabinet member would be great!!!!

      • Reasoned thinker

        poppytoymaker / Wingedgodd3ss — I like both of your ideas about Newt. Get Newt involved NOW . . . and later get him into the Cabinet, eh? Not bad at all!!!!!

        • OldKoreanwarvet

          Good selection. I would like to add John Bolton, as Sec of State and General Jack Keane, as sec of defense

          • E.M.W.

            Bolton would be fantastic for Sec. Of State

          • Upaces

            Oh! What a great choice!!

          • Reasoned thinker

            OldKoreanwarvet — First of all, thanks for your service to our country . . . secondly, I have always liked the ideas presented by both Bolton and Keane. Good ideas for people to also help Trump. Go Trump 2016.

          • OldKoreanwarvet

            Thank you for your kind words,It was an honor and a privilege to be able to serve during that period!

            My only regret is,the Korean war was not completed, as President Truman fired General Mc Arthur,when he tried to complete the job. I believed then, as I do now, that was a grave mistake, that we may someday deeply regret!

          • Reasoned thinker

            OldKoreanwarvet — Thanks for your acknowlegement (above). Something else . . . I lived in the northern suburbs of Chicago, as a boy growing up ……………. and I still remember the situation with McArthur and Truman. I also remember how upset many people were (i.e., our neighbors at that time), with regard to Mac’s departure. My own father was distressed by Mac’s “release” too. I also recall the parade on Sheridan Road through the suburbs . . . as a “farewell” of sorts . . . AND General McArthur . . . who, himself, was IN THE PARADE, of course. A nostalgic event, to say the least! Best wishes to you, Sir.

          • Joleen McCullough

            I wish Cruz would drop out and Trump nominate him to the the next Supreme Court Justice. That’s job security’s because it’s life long. With him being a lawyer and knows the constitution backwards and forward he would be a great justice to replace Scalia and Ben Carson Surgeon General. I really don’t think hex order Kasich VP slot. Rudy Guilliani should be in his cabinet also. Just saying.

        • Mary

          Great idea, he’s a good knowledgeable man and we need some of them. Trump/Newt I like that

        • American Me

          Yes,Newt is a very smart man and he knows where all the bodys are buried.Trump needs all the smart like minded people he can surround himself with if he is going to pull this off.Newt would be a huge asset.

          • Reasoned thinker

            American Me — I completely agree with you on the points you make. What is it that is said about “great leaders”? ……………. Answer: “Great leaders surround themselves with people who are smarter than even they are” …… Isn’t that fantastic (I mean that in a sincere way)? Go Trump 2016.

          • E.M.W.

            That is a great answer. The key to a great President is you have to know how to delegate to the people who can get the job done! Trump can do that! Obama did not even have a clue how to do that. That is why he hung around with.George Sorrows and others like him!

          • Reasoned thinker

            E.M.W. — Thank you.
            Go Trump 2016.

          • E.M.W.

            So we need to start printing bumper stickers and flyers
            Trump. Gingrich for President

  • HENRI

    Y E A YOU GO TRUMP WHAT EVER IT TAKES TO GET YOU IN THE WHITE HOUSE BUT AFTER YOU GET THEIR JUST DON’T FORGET WHO GOT YOU THEIR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THEY WILL ALL WAYS BE HIND YOU BECAUSE WE ARE A LOYAL PEOPLE IN WHAT WE BELIEVE IN

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