Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, sounded off on one of his opponents, real estate mogul Donald Trump, and why he considered him to be an asset to the contest.
According to the junior Texas senator, Trump is taking on the Washington establishment, particularly on the immigration issue.
“Well look, I like Donald Trump,” he said. “He’s a friend of mine. He and I have sat down and visited many, many times. I think the reason why he’s getting the attention he is and the support he is – is that bold and brash, and he’s willing to speak the truth. And he’s taking on the Washington cartel. And in particular he’s focusing on illegal immigration and sanctuary cities and a great many of the candidates in 2016 for the Republican nomination have been vocal aggressive advocates of amnesty. When we come to the first debates in a couple of weeks, I’m going to be one of the very few major candidates on that stage who has never embraced amnesty. And I appreciate Donald focusing on illegal immigration.”
“I’ve been proud to defend him for focusing on illegal immigration,” Cruz added.
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