Colorado delegates at rules meeting say Trump campaign is "moving forward."
WASHINGTON — Two Colorado Republican insiders said Friday that Donald Trump no longerplans to challenge the sweep of national delegates that rival Ted Cruz won in Colorado this month — a reversal that comes as his supporters continue to criticize the caucus system that selected these all-important representatives.
The Trump campaign did not respond to repeated requests for comment, but Guy Short, a Colorado power broker involved in talks at the national level, said Paul Manafort, a Trump strategist, told him at a closed-door meeting in Florida that Trump was stepping back from his vow this week to protest the Colorado results.
"After the briefing I went up to speak with Manafort and asked him directly if Trump would challenge the Colorado delegation. He said no. He said 'cooler heads prevailed.' He said they 'are moving forward,' " Short told The Denver Post.