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Trump Explains Why The Cubs-Owning Ricketts Family 'Better Watch Out'

By aaroncynic in News on Mar 22, 2016 4:38PM

Donald Trump (Getty Images)
Republican Presidential nominee frontrunner Donald Trump took another swipe at the Ricketts family for funding attack ads against him.

This time, the carnival-barking celebrity businessman doubled down on his attacks on the family, which owns the Chicago Cubs and funds the Our Principles Super PAC in a meeting with the Washington Post editorial board:

“Look, they are spending vicious … I don’t even know these people. Those Ricketts. I actually said they ought to focus on the Chicago Cubs and, you know, stop playing around. They spent millions of dollars fighting me in Florida. And out of 68 counties, I won 66. I won by 20 points, almost 20 points. Against, everybody thought he was a popular sitting senator. I had $38 million dollars spent on me in Florida over a short period of time. $38 million. And, you know, the Ricketts, I don’t even know these people.”

The Our Principles PAC, run by Marlene Ricketts, has spent millions on anti-Trump ads and mailers. Last week, the PAC released an ad featuring women reading a list of misogynistic quotes said by Trump.

When pressed to clarify what he meant when he said the Ricketts “better watch out, “ Trump told the Post, "I’ll start spending on them.”

I’ll start taking ads telling them all what a rotten job they’re doing with the Chicago Cubs.” He added. He wouldn’t attack the Cubs if he were elected president, however.

When reporters later asked for a response to Trump’s remarks, a spokesperson for the family referred them to comments previously stated by Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts:

"We stand up for what we believe in. We support the causes we think are important. That is what America should be.”