Election 2016

GOP 2016: Cruz Will Back Trump Unless He Murders Someone

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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Like many other Republicans, fellow GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz has offered faint condemnation for Donald Trump’s encouragement of violence but, like all the others, he still says he’ll support Trump in the general election.

The only thing that could change that, Cruz says, is if Trump shoots someone.

CRUZ: “I can give you one example of where I would no longer support Donald Trump. If, for example, he were to go out on Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody I would not be willing to support him.”

No word on if this rule would apply if one of Trump’s brownshirts shoots someone on Fifth Avenue, but I assume it doesn’t.

  • muselet

    Of course Ted Cruz would draw the line at Donald Trump shooting someone on Fifth Avenue. Rich people shop there.

    Now, if the short-fingered vulgarian were to go to East Harlem or The Bronx and shoot someone, that might be a diffferent story.

    –alopecia

  • Aynwrong

    Which party was it that once nominated a presidential candidate who ran on the motto of “Country First” again?

    Don’t help. It’ll come to me.

    • LoewLife

      I remember every time I saw Sarah Palin speaking from a podium with “Country First” emblazoned on it, I looked around to see if I was the only one noticing how utterly insane and contradictory it was. I mean, no sane person would ever nominate her, especially a person who was putting “Country First.” I felt like I was taking crazy pills.