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Cruz: Trump’s Bold Focus on Immigration Exposes GOP ‘Washington Cartel’ Attitude

Sunday on “Meet the Press,” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Donald Trumps comments about Mexico sending it’s criminals to the Untied States were “bold” and “brash,” but put a needed focus on the many Republicans who support the Chamber of Commerce and Wall Street’s cheap labor immigration push.

“I am a passionate advocate for legal immigrants,” Cruz said. “I am the son of an immigrant who came legally from Cuba and I’ll tell you, from the day I started campaigning I traveled the state of Texas talking about how all of us, we are the children of those who risks everything for freedom, that immigrant experience of all of us is what makes us Americans, because we value in our DNA liberty and opportunity above all else. Now when it comes to Donald Trump, I like Donald Trump. he’s bold, he’s brash. And I get it that it seems the favorite sport of the Washington media is to encourage some Republicans to attack other Republicans. I ain’t going to do it. I’m not interested in Republican on Republican violence.”

“I salute Donald Trump for focusing on the need to address illegal immigration,” he continued. “The Washington cartel doesn’t want to address that. The Washington cartel doesn’t believe we need to secure the borders. The Washington cartel supports amnesty. I think amnesty is wrong and I salute Donald Trump for focusing on it. He has a colorful way of speaking. It is not the way I speak. But I’m not going to engage in the media game of throwing attacks at other Republicans. I’m just not going to do it.”

“And here’s the sad truth, a lot of Republicans of the Washington cartel, they’re all for amnesty, too. because from the perspective of the Chamber of Commerce and Wall Street, it’s cheap labor,” Cruz added.

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