Conservative radio host Mark Levin endorsed Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward Cruz3 real problems Republicans need to address to win in 2020 The Hill's Morning Report - Trump on defense over economic jitters Democrats keen to take on Cornyn despite formidable challenges MORE for president late Wednesday as a tribute to former first lady Nancy Reagan.

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“I decided today was the day ultimately because of Nancy Reagan’s death,” he said on “LevinTV.”

“If you’re 45 years old or younger, you’ve never had the opportunity to vote for a conservative for president of the United States,” Levin continued. “You don’t know what it’s like — how invigorating it is, how exciting it is, how you become an activist even when you weren’t planning to be,” he added.

“Let me suggest if [Cruz] gets the nomination, he will get elected president of the United States. If you just think about it in your mind’s eye, there on the stage, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Anti-Trump vets join Steyer group in pressing Democrats to impeach Trump Republicans plot comeback in New Jersey MORE and Ted Cruz, I think he’d wipe the floor with her.”

Levin said that his endorsement of Cruz does not mean he is opposed Cruz's Republican rivals, Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE, Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioTrump moves forward with F-16 sale to Taiwan opposed by China The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy Trump crosses new line with Omar, Tlaib, Israel move MORE or John Kasich.

"My support is because I honestly believe that this is a man who understands where this country has been and where it needs to go,” Levin said. “If you’re a conservative, if you’re a constitutionalist, if you’ve been a Tea Party activist, if you’re a Reaganite or a Reagan Democrat, it really is in the end a simple decision.”

Levin defended Cruz from Trump two months ago, offering the outspoken billionaire some "friendly advice" about conducting himself as a presidential candidate.

"Either cut the crap — your accusations this morning that Cruz is a Canadian, a criminal, owned by big banks, etcetera, or you will lose lots and lots of conservatives," he said.

"Save the liberal New York bully tactics for the New York liberals. Put down your computer keyboard for a few hours, think before you tweet and collect yourself."

This report was updated at 8:18 a.m.