Trump: Cruz now has the Lindsey Graham 'jinx'

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Trump suggested Friday that Cruz was on the receiving end of a "jinx" after Graham, who endorsed Jeb Bush after ending his own campaign, signaled support for Cruz.

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"Lyin' Ted Cruz lost all five races on Tuesday-and he was just given the jinx - a Lindsey Graham endorsement. Also backed Jeb. Lindsey got 0!" Trump tweeted.

The businessman's remarks come a day after news emerged that Graham, a vocal opponent of Trump, would be hosting a fundraiser next week for Cruz.

Graham has long been critical of Cruz, and as recently as last month joked about the Texan being murdered on the Senate floor. But the South Carolina Republican has been outspoken about his desire to see Trump defeated.
 
Trump cited Graham's past insults of Cruz in a tweet later Friday. "No wonder nobody trusts politicians!" he said.
 
 
“I think Ted Cruz is a reliable Republican, strong on Israel, would repeal and replace ObamaCare, would be good on the Supreme Court,” Graham told reporters Thursday. 
 
“So we have many things in common, but we also have many differences.”
 
Graham appeared to come to terms with Republicans uniting behind Cruz as an alternative to Trump after the front-runner secured a string of victories early this month.
 
Cruz, who is among just two rivals left challenging Trump, needled the businessman on Thursday night for past donations to Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonClinton critiques Sanders fans in leaked audio Ben & Jerry's co-founder declined to endorse Clinton: report Trump: 'I'm considering' going after Clintons' marriage MORE, the Democratic front-runner:
- Updated at 3:16 p.m.