Ted Cruz was asked whether he’ll support Trump’s reelection campaign in 2020 last night in a Breitbart interview. Here’s his response:
Mansour asked Cruz, “Would you be supportive of President Trump is he ran for reelection in 2020?”
Cruz replied, “I certainly assume so. I was supportive of and campaigned for President Trump in 2016, and I am very encouraged with the substantive policy victories we are getting, whether it is an historic tax cut bill, whether it is regulatory reform that’s unleashing jobs, whether it is repealing the Obamacare individual mandate — which I led the fight to do in the United States Senate — whether it is nominating and confirming strong constitutionalists to the courts. On all of those fights I’ve been working to lead the battle. I’m content to continue working to lead that battle and defend our freedoms and defend the Constitution.”
I think that’s a good answer, especially since we’re so far in advance of the election. Why burn bridges now by suggesting the opposite? Also why feed the media’s anti-Trump lust by giving them another soundbite?
Truth be told, I’d probably support Trump’s reelection campaign if he goes unchallenged in the primary. But I don’t expect that will be the case. I predict there will be several challengers in the primary against Trump.
Here’s Cruz’s full interview with Breitbart if you’d like to hear it: