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Scarborough to Cruz: ‘Come Around’ to Support Trump ‘If You Want a Future in Politics’


Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” the day after the Indiana Republican presidential primary, co-host Joe Scarborough argued that ultimately Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will have to come around and put his support behind eventual presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

According to Scarborough, not supporting Trump would “piss off” 60 percent of the Republican vote, which is something Cruz can’t do  if he wants a future in politics.

“Listen, and I’ve said this to [Nicolle] Wallace before, unlike Marco Rubio, we know Ted Cruz has a future in politics — in Republican politics,” Scarborough said. “Marco may choose not to come around again, but Ted Cruz is going to be around in politics. And the thing that everybody who hates Donald Trump doesn’t understand — it’s not about Donald Trump. It’s about that massive, conservative/populist wing of the party that elected guys like me in ‘94 and electing Republicans in 2010 and 2014 that quite frankly Ted Cruz can’t piss off. So, what is he going to do, sit on the sidelines while Hillary Clinton gets elected? No, Ted Cruz is going to have to come around at some point if he wants any future in Republican politics. That’s the reality. These ‘Never Trump’ people can sit on the sidelines all they want. You can’t piss off 60 percent of the Republican vote in primaries, you just can’t, if you want a future in politics.”

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