Donald called Ted Cruz a “tough, smart guy” and said he has an “amazing future” following Cruz’s ...
Donald Trump: Ted Cruz ‘Is One Hell of a Competitor’
Trump stepped up to the podium at his campaign headquarters in New York City with a lot to celebrate after Cruz withdrew from the presidential race and Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus declared Trump the presumptive GOP nominee.
“It’s a beautiful thing to watch and a beautiful thing to behold and we’re going to make America great again,” Trump told supporters following his blowout victory in Indiana.
“Just so you understand, Ted Cruz; I don’t know if he likes me or if he doesn’t like me, but he is one hell of a competitor,” Trump said.
The presumptive GOP presidential nominee said he’s “going after Hillary Clinton” and she would be a “poor” president who doesn’t understand trade.
In what could become a common theme for the general election, Trump tied Clinton to NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement.
“We’re going to win in November” Trump said, mentioning that Ben Carson, Chris Christie and Ted Cruz need to stay involved, perhaps hinting at cabinet options for his former rivals.