Cruz: I will still support Trump if he's nominee
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A day after Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzDebbie Wasserman Schultz marks 10 years as breast cancer survivor Foreign agent registration is no magical shield against Russian propaganda Let Trump be Trump and he'll sail through 2020 MORE said Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE’s campaign “affirmatively encourages violence” at its rallies, the Texas senator said he'll still support Trump if he wins the GOP presidential nomination.

Cruz told reporters in St. Louis on Saturday his answer is the same: He will support whoever the nominee is, The Washington Post reported.

"My answer is the same, I committed at the outset, I will support the Republican nominee, whoever it is," Cruz said.

Trump’s campaign rallies have turned violent in recent days.  On Friday, Trump called off his rally in Chicago due to safety concerns over protests.

“When the candidate urges supporters to engage in physical violence, to punch people in the face, the predictable consequence of that is that it escalates," Cruz reportedly told reporters.

“And today is unlikely to be the last such instance.”