Cruz: "Everyone Responsible For The Rise Of Trump, They Will Bear That Responsibility Going Forward"

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Ted Cruz talks about his failed bid for the Republican presidential nomination with radio talk show host Michael Berry. Cruz told Berry everyone responsible for the rise of Donald Trump, "they will bear that responsibility going forward."

"I'm going to focus, instead of looking backwards I am going to be focused on looking forward," Cruz said afterward in the radio interview broadcasted Thursday.

MICHAEL BERRY, HOST: Senator, you took to task several folks on FOX News and I think you were right to do so. You've never been one to whine throughout the course of the campaign. But do you think you were treated fairly, and in particular, by FOX News?

SEN. TED CRUZ: Well, listen, there is time for recriminations. And everyone who was responsible for the rise of Donald Trump, they will bear that responsibility going forward. But there were more than a few players who played more than a disproportionate amount in that drive.

And I'm going to focus, instead of looking backwards I am going to be focused on looking forward...

A lot of folks in the media are trying to write the story about the death of the conservative movement. And, frankly, that's a story they always wanted to write, and I think the story is utter nonsense. I think conservatism, the conservative movement is strong and thriving....

The great thing about eternal principles is that they are always true. And the free market principles, the constitutional liberties that have built America, they work, they are common sense conservative principles. And I believe Americans still hunger for us to get back to those.

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