Cruz: Trump nomination a ‘disaster’ for Republicans, conservatives and country
© Getty Images

Republican presidential candidate Ted CruzTed CruzKansas Republican sworn in after special election Overnight Finance: Dems want ObamaCare subsidies for extra military spending | Trade battle: Woe, Canada? | Congress nears deal to help miners | WH preps to release tax plan Cruz: Seize money from drug lords to fund border wall MORE said on Sunday that it would be a “disaster” if front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrudeau calls premiers to talk US trade Canada to Trump on trade: ‘Not an accident that hockey is our national sport' Controversial Ukrainian politician hires pastor as lobbyist MORE won the GOP nomination because it would be “much more likely” that Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonWriter who pushed 'Pizzagate' conspiracy theory says he'll attend WH briefing Ex-Nevada state treasurer may challenge Heller in 2018 Trump administration to honor fallen workers MORE would win the general election.

ADVERTISEMENT
“I think if Donald is the nominee, I think it is a disaster. I mean, it’s a disaster for Republicans, for conservatives,” the Texas senator said on ABC’s “This Week.”

“I’ll tell ya: 65 to 70 percent of Republicans understand that Donald is a disaster in the general election,” he added.

Cruz said the answer is “not to cry in your beer about it.”

“The answer is not what the Washington establishment is doing, which is try to come up with some magical plan to have a brokered convention and parachute in some establishment candidate. That would be a complete disaster. You’d have a revolt,” he said.

“If you want to beat Donald Trump, the answer is to beat him at the ballot box. And that’s what we are doing. Our campaign is the only campaign now that has beaten him not once, not twice, not three times, but eight different times all over the country.”

Cruz said a Clinton presidency would be a “disaster for this country.”

“If Hillary Clinton is the president, we will lose the Supreme Court for a generation. The Second Amendment will effectively be erased from the Bill of Rights. Religious liberty will be lost for a generation. And our kids will be drowned in debt. We’ll stay in this stagnation. Jobs will keep fleeing America."