Cruz: ‘If You Don’t Want to Hand the General Election on a Silver Platter to Hillary,’ Join Us

‘If you were a Jeb or Marco supporter now, if you are a Kasich supporter, we welcome you to our team’

REPORTER: "They were actively at your rally today saying don't vote for Cruz because that gives it to Trump. How do you answer that?"
CRUZ: "Well, as I said, candidate can only have a path forward if the math allows you to get to 1237 votes. You are running out of elections, you are running out of delegates. At this point I have 361 delegates. Donald has about 100 more and nobody else is close in the delegate count. So if you want to stop Donald Trump, the answer is the same as in the eight other states where we beat Donald Trump, which is to unify behind our campaign. I will say to all of the folks who are supporting other people, maybe you were supporting Jeb Bush or Chris Christie, maybe you were supporting Rand Paul or Mike Huckabee or Rand Paul. Maybe you were supporting Carly Fiorina, maybe you were supporting Dr. Ben Carson or maybe right now you are supporting Marco Rubio or John Kasich. Every one of those are good, honorable, decent people. I respect and admire every one of them. But at this point, the elections, the primaries have made clear that none has a path to beating Donald Trump. If you don't want to see Donald Trump as the nominee, if you don't want to hand the general election on a silver platter to Hillary Clinton and the Democrats, then I ask you to join us. If you were a Jeb's supporter, or Marco's supporter now, if you are a Kasich supporter, we welcome you to our team. What we are seeing happening all across this country, what we saw happen in Kansas,what we saw happen in Maine, what we saw happen in Idaho, is we are seeing Republicans uniting and we are seeing supporters from the other candidates coming together and saying we got to have a proven consistent conservative."

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