U.S. News & World Report journalist David Catanese said Ted Cruz had to "get on board" and endorse Donald Trump for president because he is in danger of losing the primary for his seat in the U.S. Senate. Also, Donald Trump is now in a "much better position to win the presidency."
"He is in trouble in his home state of Texas in a re-election battle where he is now behind Rick Perry, if he were to challenge him in the Texas Senate primary, and tied with the Castro brother," Catanese reported.
DAVID CATANESE, U.S. NEWS & WOLRD REPORT: I think it's a bigger deal for Ted Cruz's future than anything that will happen in this current cycle. Two things changed I think since Ted Cruz defied Donald Trump at his own convention until now besides the Mike Lee ad which I'm a little cynical about.
The two things that I really think move Ted Cruz is that he is in trouble in his home state of Texas in a re-election battle where he is now behind Rick Perry, if he were to challenge him in the Texas Senate primary, and tied with the Castro brother.
The other thing that's happened is that Donald Trump is in a much better position to win the presidency now. So I think Cruz was always caught between a rock and hard place and he, for his future, for him to have a future in the Senate or to run for the White House between he had to get on board.