ACU’s Daniel Schneider: Ted Cruz ‘Definitely Going to Endorse Trump’

Donald Trump, left, and Ted Cruz shakes hands at the start of the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Venetian Hotel & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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Daniel Schneider, executive director of the American Conservative Union, talked to Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon about the Trump campaign, Ted Cruz, and conservative politics, saying, “Ted’s definitely going to endorse Trump” Wednesday night. “Ted’s a smart conservative who is also a good political operative.”

Schneider added, “A Trump administration is going to be a lot more conservative than people are assuming.”

In terms of Trump and his campaign, said Schneider:

This whole election, this campaign, is coming down to one question for the American public, does government control people, or do people control government? That’s one thing that Trump really gets with conservatism. People are the ones that need to have the power, and we need to control our own government.

As for Cruz, Schneider said he believed in his speech tonight, Ted Cruz will lay out some basic conservative principles to which he anticipates Trump will adhere, in exchange for mobilizing the conservative base for November, and that would set the stage for a grand bargain Trump supports. “I think Donald Trump picking Mike Pence, it’s extending his hand to conservatives like Ted Cruz and like me, saying, ‘Okay, I’m ready for this compact,'” said Schneider.

Schneider continued, “You’ve got to work from the inside to change things. I think Ted Cruz understands that principle. I think he’s planning on trying to influence Donald Trump and a Trump administration on the inside.”

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