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Ted Cruz Wins Over Trump Voters?

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

With amnesty and citizenship being promoted by Republicans and even Donald Trump, Ted Cruz wins over many by sticking to principle.

In the video below from Fox and Friends, Ted Cruz wins in what seems to be a debate with the hosts.

It surprises me that Fox News seems, at times, to be willfully blind about how this “deal” has worked (or not worked) in the past that supposedly trades border security for amnesty.

I still don’t expect Ted Cruz 2020 because I can’t believe that Donald Trump would sabotage his chances for a second term by breaking a major promise.

The Washington Times reports, “Trump’s base warms to Ted Cruz after president’s amnesty ‘betrayal.’

Sen. Ted Cruz’s stock is rising among members of President Trump’s base who feel double-crossed after the president offered amnesty to illegals in the immigration debate. Some who opposed Mr. Cruz in his 2016 run for the White House are even clamoring for the Texas Republican to mount a primary challenge to Mr. Trump in 2020.

The newfound esteem for Mr. Cruz, whom Mr. Trump dubbed “Lyin’ Ted” when they battled for the 2016 Republican nomination, is coming from people who were die-hard supporters of the president.

“Ted Cruz has kept his word to the American citizens, and we are watching this very, very carefully,” said Sue Payne, a conservative activist in Washington’s Maryland suburbs who in 2016 championed Mr. Trump and reviled Mr. Cruz. “I’m getting very sick of Donald Trump right now. He’s turning his back on the people who put him in office.”

The moves by Mr. Trump that have alienated supporters include the budget deal […].

For many, however, the biggest double-cross was the offer of an immigration deal with a path to citizenship for 1.8 million Dreamers who came illegally to the U.S. as minors.

Mr. Cruz distinguished himself on that front last week by casting the only vote against opening the Senate immigration debate in which all three competing proposals included amnesty for Dreamers.

Read the full story.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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