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Gutfeld: Cruz Is ‘Pure Ambition,’ ‘But It’s Hard to Blame Him,’ Then Again, If You’re Mad, ‘Why Not Just Stay Home?’

On Thursday’s broadcast of “The Five,” Fox News Channel host Greg Gutfeld gave a mixed reaction to Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) speech at the RNC.

Gutfeld began by saying, “[S]omething tells me he [Cruz] saw that coming, and so did Trump. Donald knows good TV, and knew that would help him. As for Cruz, I’m no fan, he’s pure ambition in search of a spotlight. But it’s hard to blame him, after mocking his wife’s looks, the accusation that his dad might have killed JFK, which I believe, maybe I’d do the same thing. I mean, that’s your wife and dad. If you don’t mind that, you’re a putz. But Ted, if you’re so mad, why not just stay home?”

He continued, “But we know that’s not his style. Ted’s never met a stunt he didn’t like. But Trump supporters, why assume voting your conscience isn’t a vote for Trump? Trump should have thanked Cruz immediately for the endorsement, then laugh it off. … And maybe Cruz was remaining true to his principles, something some conservatives deem less important these days, or, maybe it was self-preservation, banking on a Trump loss, to him, unity is nuts if you’re unifying toward defeat.”

Gutfeld later added, “Why can’t vote your conscience be for Trump? Why did they just assume, is it because they feel guilty?” And “[Y]ou can’t expect unity from a party after you’ve torn it asunder.” Gutfeld also pointed out that Trump said he didn’t need unity to win.

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