The feud between Senator Ted Cruz and his arch rival, businessman Donald Trump over who is a conservative and who is being supported by the establishment, has attracted the attention of another GOP hopeful, Senator Marco Rubio. “I don’t think Donald is running as a movement conservative,” Rubio said according Politico. “I don’t think he’s ever said that. It’s clear he’s not. I mean, what he’s running as is someone who’s a populist, who’s upset about the direction of this country as am I, as are millions of Americans.” He further said that Cruz is “politically calculated.”
Rubio rejects Cruz assertions, calls him politically calculated
Rubio slammed the billionaire businessman as someone who isn’t a “movement conservative” and calling the Texas senator “incredibly calculated.” Sen. Rubio rejected Cruz’s assertion that the last two Republicans standing will be a conservative and an establishment moderate, being him (Cruz) and Trump. Rubio asserted that every position Cruz takes is politically calculated, and cited what he characterized as his rival senator’s shifting stances on immigration, ethanol and trade. “So my point is, he’s incredibly calculated,” he continued. “And this thing now he’s saying about Trump is part of that calculation.”
Rubio offers Republicans real conservatism
Against the assertion of Sen Cruz that the contest is between him and Trump, Sen Rubio said he offers the Republican Party “consistent conservatism, real conservatism, but also the ability to beat Hillary Clinton.” Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday told reporters that the establishment was dumping Rubio for Trump. “Right now, the Washington establishment is abandoning Marco Rubio,” Cruz said. “They’ve made the assessment that Marco can’t win the race and the Washington establishment is rushing over to support Donald Trump. We’re seeing that happen every day, and Mr. Trump is welcoming that support.” Donald Trump, Cruz and Rubio are the leading figures in recent polls.