Ted Cruz To Fellow GOPers: Leave Donald Trump Alone!

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Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told Politico on Monday that he thought GOP candidates were “foolish” to criticize fellow Republican candidate Donald Trump.

“I would … note that an awful lot of Republicans, including other Republican candidates, have gone out of their way to smack Donald Trump with a stick. Now I think that’s just foolish,” Cruz told Politico.

When Politico asked Cruz why, he responded, “Donald Trump had a rally in Phoenix, Ariz. (to which) between 10 and 20 thousand people came out. When you attack and vilify the people at that rally as crazies, it does nothing to help Republicans win in 2016.”

Cruz has been criticized by other Republican candidates, including New Jersey Gov. Chris Chris Christie, for refusing to denounce Trump’s comments on undocumented immigrants.

Cruz had said that he would not “attack” other GOP candidates and engage in “Republican on Republican violence.”

Trump took to Twitter on Monday night to praise Cruz’s debating skills.

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