"If Trump can be criticized I think the perception has been that he has not fought for the spending cuts that he's proposed," said former Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C. "There's no upside to trying to cut anything.
"This has a ways to play out," he said. "Clearly, he has already had a huge impact. His endorsement in this primary was a factor, but not the definitive factor. What is clear is this is going to be a competitive race all the way to the end."