Sen. Ted Cruz has come out to state that Donald Trump’s bid for the White House is really helping his own campaign.
“Others have gone out of their way to smack [Trump]; I haven’t,” Cruz said in an interview airing Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I think Donald’s campaign has been immensely beneficial for our campaign. … And the reason is he’s framed the central issue of this Republican primary as who will stand up to Washington? Well, the natural follow-up, if that’s the question, is who actually has stood up to Washington? Who has stood up to both Democrats and to leaders in their own party?”
Cruz also added that he has a better record to run on than Trump,who is a billionaire real estate developer and entertainer, or retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, another favorite of conservatives who has polled near the front of the Republican presidential primary field.
“I think my record is markedly different in terms of actually standing up and taking on the Washington cartel,” Cruz said. “And I think that’s why we’re seeing particularly…as voters get more and more educated, study the candidates, listen to the candidates in person, I think that’s why we’re seeing the grass roots momentum…we’re seeing…is conservatives…coalescing behind our campaign.”