I can only conclude that Obama has not been paying attention to his intelligence briefings for the last seven plus years. The Taliban is made up of illiterate Islamist religious bigots who think they are on a mission from God. The only way to get them to quit fighting is to persuade them that their cause is hopeless through relentless military operations. Instead, Obama has been finding ways to give the Taliban hope that the UA will just leave Afghanistan and let them resume their control of the country.
Anyway, it turns out that Ted Cruz has already done the work – before the deadline – that will ensure that the people picking the actual delegates (and the delegates themselves!) will be people who rather like Ted Cruz. As usual, his team started early: “In Washington, Cruz named a state leadership team in November and had slates of delegates lined up for recent county conventions and legislative-district caucuses.” And, given that the pool of potential delegates has already been created, it’s pretty likely that the end result in Washington State will be the same as in other ones: to wit, one where Ted Cruz steamrollers his opposition when it comes time to picked pledged delegates.
In Donald Trump's world knowing the rules and following them is called "cheating." It appears Cruz is likely to pick up an additional 44 delegates in Washington.
Donald Trump’s Deals Rely on Being Creative With the Truth
Over the span of his career, project after project has produced allegations of bad faith, broken promises, blatant lies or outright fraud.
The cutline on the picture reads:
Donald J. Trump at a campaign event this month in Virginia. A survey of his four decades of wheeling and dealing reveals an operatic record of dissembling and deception.
This is exactly the kind of story that Cruz said would be produced once Trump secured the nomination It appears the liberals in the media wanted Trump to get the nomination so they could use this stuff against him. I think it is likely true, but if they cared about the country more than they cared about electing Democrats we would have seen it during the GOP primary.