Trump names Cruz when asked about VP spot
Donald Trump on Tuesday named Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) when asked about his possible running mate in 2016.
“Ted Cruz is now agreeing with me 100 percent,” he said when asked about his vice presidential pick, according to Lifezette.
“Well, I like him,” Trump told radio host Laura Ingraham during her broadcast. “He’s backed everything I’ve said.”
Unlike most of the Republican presidential hopefuls, Cruz has mostly refrained from attacking Trump, even appearing alongside him at a rally in September against the Iran nuclear deal.
The pair has also struck similar tones on topics such as border security and illegal immigration.
Still, Trump suggested late Monday that he will turn on Cruz if he becomes a threat to his front-runner status.
“If he catches on, I guess we’ll have to go to war,” he told host Joe Kernen on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”
Cruz and Trump are also on the same page in opposing President Obama’s plan to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees in the U.S. Trump on Tuesday said Germany’s decision to accept the refugees is going to “destroy” that country.
“Look what [Angela] Merkel has done in Germany,” he said, citing the German chancellor’s resettlement plan for as many as 800,000 Syrians.
“Taking these people is absolute insanity,” Trump added. “There are going to be riots over there.”
Trump said Obama should worry about defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) first.
“He’s supposed to be a cheerleader for this country, [but] he just acts like a defeated man,” he said.