Trump wasn’t innocent (do not act stunned). He instructed Cruz’s spouse used to be unattractive, that Cruz concealed at the back of faith and that Cruz’s father may had been concerned within the assassination of John F. Kennedy. (Sure, all of that truly took place.)
The 2 Republicans in the end made up — in large part as a result of Cruz bent over backward to make great with Trump as a result of he sought after to run for president once more one day and knew that he could not do this if he used to be a sworn enemy of the previous President.
Neatly, one day is now — as evidenced by way of Cruz’s go back and forth to New Hampshire this week to stump for Area candidate Karoline Leavitt, who’s operating in a Republican number one within the state’s 1st District.
Whilst visiting the early presidential number one state, Cruz stated one thing strikingly fair about each his ambitions and the wider state of the 2024 Republican race.
And he added this:
“I have no idea what Trump’s going to come to a decision — no one does. Anyone who tells you they do is making issues up. The entire global will trade relying on what Donald Trump comes to a decision. That is true for each candidate. That is true of each possible candidate.”
This is 100% proper.
Which does not imply that nobody will run in opposition to him if he launches a marketing campaign. I may just see former Vice President Mike Pence, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis or even Cruz coming into a race with Trump. (It is going with out announcing all of the ones other folks could be needless to say within the combine if Trump shocks the sector and comes to a decision in opposition to operating once more.)
However the fact that Cruz exposes is that Trump stays the high mover in Republican presidential politics. All roads result in him and his eventual cross/no cross choice. And till he makes it, the race does not truly get started for another Republican.