Even if you don’t like Donald Trump you’ve got to like this.
Donald Trump on Tuesday named Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) when asked about his possible running mate in 2016.
“Ted Cruz is now agreeing with me 100 percent,” he said when asked about his vice presidential pick, according to Lifezette.
“Well, I like him,” Trump told radio host Laura Ingraham during her broadcast. “He’s backed everything I’ve said.”
I’m not sure I’d agree that Ted would agree with Trump’s position that Ted agrees with him 100%, but it’s certainly an interesting move on Trump’s part.
Cruz is the only Republican candidate who’s not attacked Trump and has occasionally made overtures to work with him on specific issues.
Cruz and Trump are also on the same page in opposing President Obama’s plan to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees in the U.S. Trump on Tuesday said Germany’s decision to accept the refugees is going to “destroy” that country.
While Cruz currently holds office — and therefore can’t be considered a complete “outsider” or “anti-establishment,” he’s known for shaking up the establishment from the inside. Given that, it’s easy to see how Cruz and Trump — the guy who largely set the anti-establishment, no-more-business-as-usual tone for this election cycle — might mesh well together.
But though Cruz is still a distant third or fourth in most polls, there’s no question he’s been gaining lately — both in polls and general share of voice in the GOP race — so still has a chance to give the Donald a run for his money in this race. If that happens, I hope Trump doesn’t go full-on nasty on him if he indeed decides to “go to war”; either one of these candidates would be a refreshing show of strength compared to our wimp-a** current president.
Although Trump supports Cruz, he did revert to 100% Trump when he noted …
“If he [Cruz] catches on, I guess we’ll have to go to war,” he told host Joe Kernen on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”
Ahhh politics. You’ve just gotta love it.
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