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Cruz surrogate: Trump just ‘Hillary Clinton with a penis’

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A state chairman for Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign suggested Tuesday that gender is the only thing separating GOP rival Donald Trump from Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

{mosads}”Ted Cruz is going to do very well tonight. He will outperform expectations like he always does,” Steve Lonegan said of Tuesday’s Indiana primary during a CNN interview.

“I don’t believe the conservative base of this party is ready to throw everything over to Donald Trump,” Lonegan, Cruz’s New Jersey chairman, continued. “In essence, we’re not going to nominate Hillary Clinton with a penis.”

“Steve—” CNN host Kate Bolduan responded.

“I said it,” Lonegan interjected.

“Barry?” Bolduan said, bringing in another guest on the show, Trump adviser Barry Bennett, who was seen furrowing his brow after Lonegan’s remark.

“Steve? … Why does this always happen on my show? Why do you guys always throw around the crazy on my show? All I asked was for a delegate count,” the host continued.

Bolduan later said she was putting Lonegan on “time out.”

Lonegan went on to defend the remark on Twitter:

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