Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump plans to campaign in Chicago next Friday, just ahead of the March 15 primary election.
"I'm planning to give a speech and stay at my world famous hotel, the Trump Tower," Trump told the Sun-Times' Michael Sneed this afternoon. "I love Chicago. I love Mike Ditka. I love my hotel. . .the Trump Tower, which is No 1. We are No 1. No. 1. And how about my polls. Amazing, huh?"
Trump also blasted the Ricketts family, which owns the Chicago Cubs franchise, for funding anti-Trump mailers and a TV ad, one of which is currently airing nationally. The TV ad was put together by the Our Principals PAC, which the Ricketts family matriarch, Marlene, almost fully funded -- to the tune of $3 million.
"I think the Ricketts family should be spending their time trying to develop a championship team and less time trying to demean Donald Trump," the Republican frontrunner said. "They should spend less time worrying about me. They don't know me."
Here's a look at the ad: