Skip to comments.Cruz declines to back Trump as nominee
Posted on 03/29/2016 7:31:50 PM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyColonel
Sen. Ted Cruz refused to say Tuesday whether he would still back Donald Trump if the GOP presidential front-runner wins their partys nomination, backing away from a firm pledge he made earlier in the campaign.
Mr. Cruz, whose coziness with Mr. Trump last year had pundits saying they were in the middle of a bromance, said that faded once the billionaire businessman began to turn nasty, and particularly in recent days when Mr. Trump has said he would go after Mr. Cruzs wife.
Im not an easy person to tick off, but when you go after my wife, when you go after my daughters, that does it, Mr. Cruz said at a town hall hosted by CNN in Wisconsin Tuesday night.
He accused Mr. Trump of being behind a thinly sourced story last week in the National Enquirer tabloid that reported Mr. Cruz had engaged in affairs with a handful of women. The story aggregated rumors, and the only named source was Roger Stone, an adviser to Mr. Trump, who said: These stories have been swirling around Cruz for some time. I believe where there is smoke there is fire.
Mr. Cruz also backed away from the pledge all of the candidates took last year to back the eventual nominee no matter who it is. Mr. Cruz ducked repeated direct challenges by CNN host Anderson Cooper to take a firm stand, saying instead that his goal now is to make sure he doesnt face that choice.
The answer to that is to beat him at the ballot box, Mr. Cruz said.
Mr. Cooper, though, said Mr. Trump had made controversial statements about women and minorities last year, even as Mr. Cruz was praising him: Sounds like you were engaged in a love fest, Mr. Cooper said.
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Trump never "went after" Cruz's wife or daughters. What an outrageous lie. Cruz would not get my vote.
Well there goes the Calgary vote!
How is Ted ever going to “debate” Hillary?
Spend half of his allotted time blaming Trump for Hillarys felonies?
I’m starting to wonder how much ‘they’re’ paying Cruz to lie.
Maybe Cruz is auditioning for a spot on faux news channel - their lies are equally as obvious and outlandish.
Cruz’s credibility is so bad at this point, I don’t think MSNBC would take him on as a consultant.
What is Trump supposed to have done to Cruz daughters? Delusional. As I said in another post I bet GWBush is happy now that everything is Trump’s fault not his.
mr. Trump doesn’t want the sleazeball.
No he didn’t. Prove it. I have proof that it was Carly’s superPAC. Cruz never went after Trumps wife. I think you are making reckless statements that disgust me.
If Cruz is the nominee, Hillary is president.
If Trump is the nominee, Hillary is still the president AND the Republican party would be no more. Heck, Trump might switch back to Democrat.
Welcome your perpetual Demonrat overlords forever!
Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf.
I don’t know I could tell the difference after 7 years of Obunghole.
“when you go after my daughters”
OK Cruzers, please show us all even ONE time when Trump “went after” Cruz’s daughters.
Since you cannot, jump onboard the Lyin’ Ted Express, because your boy is nothing but a pathological liar.
at the rate we’re going here, it doesn’t matter which of them wins, Hillary will be President. I don’t know about you, but I am most definitely hedging my bets.
As we see here, Trump's wife showed nothing but kindness to Cruz's daughters. Ted Crus is a damned liar.
“If Cruz is the nominee, Hillary is president”
You can take that to the bank.
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