Cruz Asked If a "True Conservative" Would Support Trump; Cruz: "That's A Decision Every Voter Is Going To Make"

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In an interview with Oklahoma radio host Pat Campbell Ted Cruz talked about the Republican primary race, why he lost and how he thinks "true conservatives" should vote.

Cruz said he dropped out of the race because the media didn't cover his April wins, his numbers "dropped through the floor" before New York, and getting "clobbered" in Indiana, according to tweets from CNN's Teddy Schleifer.

"Indiana was a culmination of a series of elections," Cruz said Friday morning.

Cruz said it is his "hope" that the Republicans nominate a conservative, signaling that the nominee has not been decided.

"What I hope is that we have a Republican nominee that will actually defend conservative principles," Cruz said.

Cruz told Campbell he is still working to elect delegates, "even though Donald has the delegates to get the nomination."

"One of the reasons that we are continuing to work to elect conservatives to be delegates, even though Donald has the delegates to get the nomination, we intend to do everything we can to fight for conservative principles to prevent Washington forces from watering down the platform," the Senator said.

When asked if a "true conservative" should get behind Trump, Cruz told the radio host, "that's a decision every voter's going to have to make."

"It's going to be a decision that is going have to come from prayer and careful examination as to whether he has demonstrated he has earned your vote," Cruz said.

CAMPBELL: If Donald Trump is the nominee do you, Senator Ted Cruz, think that he can win?

CRUZ: Well, that's going to be up to the voters. And that's going to be a decision for the voters. What I hope is that we have a Republican nominee that will actually defend conservative principles...

CAMPBELL: This is something many of my listeners are struggling with. Should a true conservative, should a true conservative support Donald Trump if in fact he is the Republican nominee.

CRUZ: Well, that's a decision that every voter is going to have to make. And it's going to be a decision that is going have to come from prayer and careful examination as to whether he has demonstrated he has earned your vote. Whether he has demonstrated that he is standing for the principles that built this country. I am where I think a lot of voters are, which is looking and listening. I am deeply concerned for our country.


(via the Pat Campbell Show on KFAQ-AM in Oklahoma)

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