Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpMost Americans break with Trump on Ukraine, but just 45 percent think he should be removed: poll Judge orders Democrats to give notice if they request Trump's NY tax returns Trump's doctor issues letter addressing 'speculation' about visit to Walter Reed MORE lashed out against the Republican Party on Tuesday, saying that its nomination process is “rigged” against him.

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“The RNC, the Republican National Committee, should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this kind of crap to happen,” he said at a rally in Rome, N.Y.

Trump blasted what he saw as an effort to steal the nomination away from him despite his lead in votes and delegates.

“You know the system folks is rigged. It’s a rigged system. Now you have to understand, I’m not talking about the states that I won, those are OK,” he said. 

The Republican front-runner has been incensed about his rival Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Stopgap spending bill includes military pay raise | Schumer presses Pentagon to protect impeachment witnesses | US ends civil-nuclear waiver in Iran Cruz, Graham and Cheney call on Trump to end all nuclear waivers for Iran Pompeo: US ending sanctions waiver for site where Iran resumed uranium enrichment MORE winning all of Colorado’s 34 delegates as a result of the state party’s decision to hold a convention where grassroots activists elect the delegates directly.

Trump and his supporters have taken that as a sign that the party is attempting to steal the nomination from him.

“When you look at Colorado — and people can say ‘Oh well that’s the way the game is played,’ well look, they should have had an election,” Trump said. “That system is set up so that the crooked politicians can make sure that they get somebody in that’s not part of what we’re doing.”

“But I’m in first place by a lot, millions and millions of votes. But that doesn’t count, you noticed? Nobody even talks about votes,” he added.