Ted Cruz bowed out of the race Tuesday night after suffering a crushing loss in the Indiana primary.
“Together we left it all on the field in Indiana,” Cruz said during a speech announcing his departure from the race. “We gave it everything we’ve got. But the voters chose another path.”
Cruz’s loss cleared the way for frontrunner Donald Trump to cinch the nomination.
— Reince Priebus (@Reince) May 4, 2016
During his speech, Trump struck a more diplomatic tone, calling Cruz “one hell of a competitor.”
Donald Trump thanks Ted Cruz for being a good competitor: “He is a tough, smart guy."https://t.co/Vp02CKo8qq
— Vox (@voxdotcom) May 4, 2016
Now that Trump is the presumptive nominee, many are wondering if he can pull the Republican Party together. While many in the GOP establishment are lining up behind the real estate magnate, others, like former Secretary of State Colin Powell and billionaire businessmen the Koch brothers, are not on board.
Despite losing the Indiana primary to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton is still leading the delegate race in the Democratic primary, potentially setting up a Trump vs. Clinton election in the fall.
What do you think about Trump’s rise?