Chuck Todd: ‘I Think One Guy that Can Stop Trump Is Cruz’

Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” the host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Chuck Todd said the only person who can stop Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from winning the GOP nomination is Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Host Joe Scarborough asked, “The only, the way that it could happen is obviously, Chuck, tell me, let’s have this discussion. It is a real outside shot right now based on the polls as they sit today. Anything can change. Let’s say Cruz beats Trump in Iowa and then you go to new Hampshire and let’s say Christie beats Trump in New Hampshire. It depends. Bush went up five in the poll. If Bush does better, I can see bush translating better in South Carolina than Christie. That’s where the story ends for me. My problem with figuring out who beats Donald Trump is the swing south that we’ve talked about. You were going into the heart of Trump’s strongest, strongest region there. So what’s your scenario for an outside scenario for how Trump gets stopped at this point?”

Todd said, “I think it’s Cruz. I think it’s Cruz winning Iowa and somehow, the establishment never coalescing in New Hampshire and allowing maybe Cruz or Trump to be basically neck and neck in New Hampshire but especially if Cruz, I think it’s very possible Cruz over-performs in New Hampshire than what people expect because of the fact there’s so many candidates fighting for the moderate wing of that electorate it’s going to leave Cruz by himself with the Liberals and the smaller group of evangelicals and somehow Cruz taps into the Evan — evangelical support. I think one guy that can stop Trump is Cruz.”

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