Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said Thursday that the “establishment types” in the Republican Party have expressed support for Donald Trump in recent days because of their extreme hatred for Ted Cruz.
“All of a sudden these establishment types come out for Trump. And what it really signifies is their hatred for Ted Cruz,” Limbaugh said on his nationally syndicated radio program. “Folks, it’s the most incredible thing to sit here and watch all of this. They literally despise Ted Cruz.”
“They are beside themselves with hatred for Ted Cruz that goes beyond the rational,” he added. “Except it is rational if you understand the establishment’s absolute hatred and distaste for conservatism.”
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Limbaugh said it was likely the GOP elite would side with Trump over Cruz because they believe deals can be made with the billionaire businessman.
“Make no mistake,” the radio host said. “If there is an establishment shift here to Trump, it is to cut Cruz off at the pass. They clearly think that they could make deals with Trump. If they look down the road and they see Trump as president, they think they’ll be able to go to Trump and make deals and agree with the Democrats and come up with compromises and so forth.”
“But they are aware that no such deal-making that damages the country will occur with Ted Cruz,” Limbaugh added. “And so they are telegraphing their fears, letting it be known exactly where they come down on all this.”
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