Trump: Cruz now has the Lindsey Graham 'jinx'
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Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE is brushing off news that Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamDurbin: I had 'nothing to do' with Curbelo snub Republicans jockey for position on immigration Overnight Health Care: House passes 20-week abortion ban | GOP gives ground over ObamaCare fix | Price exit sets off speculation over replacement MORE (R-S.C.) is apparently backing his main rival for the nomination, Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzWhatever you think the Alabama special election means, you’re probably wrong This week: Congress gets ball rolling on tax reform Week ahead: Senators work toward deal to fix ObamaCare markets MORE (R-Texas).

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 Diane Rodham ClintonChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies DNC, RNC step up cyber protections Gun proposal picks up GOP support MORE, the Democratic front-runner:
- Updated at 3:16 p.m.