Rep. Steve King , an Iowa Republican and Ted Cruz supporter, says Donald Trump bought his endorsements.
Whether it is true or not raises the question; would it be legal for Trump to pay cash for an endorsement, say, from Sarah Palin or Sheriff Joe Arpaio? Since he is self-funded, I think the laws governing campaign financing and spending largely do not apply. He can spend his own money as he sees fit.
So can he buy endorsements, for cash or patronage?