Cruz: Trump nomination a ‘disaster’ for Republicans, conservatives and country
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“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."