GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald Trump Jeb Bush: Trump a ‘distraction in and of himself’ Protests erupt across Russia, hundreds arrested: reports Ill. gov candidate runs as fresh face, despite ties to political machine MORE late on Monday accused the political media of always portraying him in a negative light.
“I think I get the worst publicity,” he said during a campaign rally in Madison, Miss., one day before the primary. "I probably get the worst publicity of any human being in the world.
Trump also rebuked his primary rivals, arguing their campaign ads are mean-spirited falsehoods.
“These ads are so vicious and they’re so false,” he said. "These are the worst, most dishonest ads I have ever seen.
“I don’t need this, folks,” the billionaire businessman added of his White House run. "I had such an easy life. [I have] a wonderful family, a wonderful company [and] a wonderful everything.
"My whole life has been about taking, grabbing, greed. Now it’s about taking for the United States.”
Trump charged that his private fortune makes him immune to the corrupting influence of lobbyists and wealthy special interests.
“The lobbyists in Washington, of which I know many and I’ve hired many over the years, are really good,” he said.
“They have a thing that says, ‘Rubio — I take care of Rubio,’” he said, citing his GOP competitor Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioSenators introduce new Iran sanctions Senate intel panel has not seen Nunes surveillance documents: lawmakers With no emerging leaders, no clear message, Democrats flounder MORE (R-Fla.) as an example.
“There’s nobody that has any control of me in the sense that I will do what’s right for you. I will stop it.”
Trump was leading the field in Mississippi by 24 points ahead of the March 8 primary there, according to a Magellan Strategies survey released late last month.
The outspoken billionaire’s appearance in Madison late Monday night was unusual, given that it started about 90 minutes early, according to multiple reports.