Trump: 'Waste of time' for Cruz to pick VP
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“Cruz has no path to victory — he is only trying to stay relevant,” Trump said in a statement Wednesday. “... Senator Cruz has millions of votes less than me and is being clobbered on the delegate front, this is a pure waste of time.”


Cruz reportedly plans to announce Wednesday that Carly Fiorina, a onetime GOP presidential candidate, will be his running mate if he secures the party's nomination, according to multiple reports.

The announcement follows Trump’s five-state sweep Tuesday, in which he declared himself the party’s presumptive nominee. Cruz won only three delegates Tuesday night.

In the statement, Trump compared Cruz’s announcement Wednesday to a pact he made with Ohio Gov. John Kasich earlier this week, in which he said the two would collaborate to stop the businessman from reaching the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the GOP nomination.

“It reminds me very much of the already failed Kasich 'collusion' — a desperate attempt to save a failing campaign by an all talk, no action politician,” Trump said. “The people of Indiana are very smart — they will see through this just like they saw through the already failed Kasich alliance.”