- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday that his supporters would never cast a vote for Sen. Ted Cruz, his top 2016 GOP rival.

“I agree that my supporters will never cast a vote for him, but I do believe his supporters will cast a vote for me,” Mr. Trump said on “Fox and Friends.”

Mr. Trump had been asked a viewer question about how he can convince “Cruz Republicans” to cross over and support him.

“And we’re already seeing it. Let’s say I averaged over 60 percent in five states, very diverse states — a lot of those people were Cruz supporters previously,” Mr. Trump said of his wins in Tuesday’s primary contests.

“Even when you have three [candidates], it’s hard to get 50” percent, he said. “It’s very hard to get 50. So now I’m getting 60 and 62 and I have three, so it’s been just very exciting. We’re getting a lot of his people … turning over to us.”

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide