Ted Cruz is “proud to stand with Donald Trump”

July 10, 2015

Two of the Republican Party’s most controversial figures have struck up an unlikely alliance as they both vie for the 2016 Republican Party nomination.

Despite faring fairly well in the polls, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are still considered long shots for the GOP vote. Both candidates have made enemies within their own party. In Cruz’s case, he angered many of his Senate colleagues when he pushed a fight over Obamcare that led to a 16-day shutdown of the federal government.

Republicans such as 2016 White House rival Jeb Bush have distanced themselves from Trump, who described illegal immigrants from Mexico as “rapists” and criminals when he launched his presidential race last month. Trump promised if elected to erect a “great wall” between the U.S. and Mexico.

In the weeks since, Trump’s comments cost him business partners and friends from every direction including ties with Macy’s, NBC and NASCAR, in the past two weeks alone. All the while, fellow outsider Cruz has yet to jump ship.

“I’m pleased to welcome [Donald Trump] into the race for the 2016 GOP nomination for President of the United States…” Cruz tweeted after Trump’s contentious announcement. On a later interview on “Fox and Friends,” Cruz said he liked Trump and described the former “Celebrity Apprentice” host as “terrific.”

Throughout the losses a growing number of professional relationships, Trump has maintained a poker face, writing them off as minor and took shots at Democrats and fellow Republicans alike, accusing them of taking his comments out of context.

But Cruz told Fox Business Network: “I am proud to stand with Donald Trump.”

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Good. Cruz is an extremist of the furthest type and he got his extremism from his father whom, if you Google HIM, you will see is some kind of Cuban version of Hitler. So for Cruz to snuggle up to Trump is terrific….for us Democrats. Way to go, Ted say sieg heil to your papa for me.

Posted by elliotstamler | Report as abusive

Both their straight talk seem to appeal to many and showing in the crowd-draw. Much of what these folks say is well known common truth – but seems unappealing to the ones media-conditioned over the years.

Posted by Mottjr | Report as abusive