Ted Cruz is full of surprises. This one threw me for a loop!
Breitbart reports in an interview with them, Ted Cruz says if he is elected President, he’ll have real estate magnate and current national GOP frontrunner Donald Trump on his team in more ways than one: working on trade and immigration.
“There is no doubt that Donald Trump would be a phenomenal negotiator with China and if you look at TPP [Trans Pacific Partnership], I have come out against TPP, it is an incredibly long and complicated mess of a bill,” Cruz told Breitbart News when asked if Trump would make a good negotiator for the nation’s trade deals.
It has more pages than the Gang of Eight amnesty bill and Obamacare combined. And I support free trade, but free trade that benefits American workers—that opens up foreign markets to our products, to our agriculture, to our goods and services. There is no doubt that Donald Trump would be a tremendously effective negotiator to help open up foreign markets.
Earlier in the day, during a press availability in his Greenville office, Cruz reiterated he has no plans whatsoever—as many other candidates have tried but failed doing—to attack Trump.
“Oh listen, I like and respect Donald Trump,” Cruz said when a reporter asked if he expected Trump to take aim at him now that at least one Iowa poll shows him ahead of Trump in the Hawkeye State. “I continue to like and respect Donald Trump. While other candidates in this race have gone out of their way to throw rocks at him, to insult him, I have consistently declined to do so and I have no intention of changing that now.”
Pretty amazing. Cruz is a team player, and differences aside, really does see some of the strengths that Trump brings to the table. Aside from the requisite endorsement of whoever receives the nomination, Cruz is actually seeing future cabinet members in his fellow candidates.
Who else can we say this about?
Donald Trump would be an asset to any team, and I personally feel like he is best suited to run the country, but he would be a heck of a person to deal with when it comes to trade and immigration.
Kudos to you, Cruz, for remaining the bigger man in the pool of candidates throwing rocks at each other.
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