Bob Dole thinks Donald Trump is going to run this country better than anyone, especially Ted Cruz.
In an interview with the New York Times, Dole doled out body blows to Cruz and elevated Trump to new heights.
Dole, a former presidential candidate himself, knows better than nearly everyone when a candidate has potential.
For Dole, that candidate is Trump.
Bob Dole, the former Kansas senator and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, has never been fond of Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. But in an interview Wednesday, Mr. Dole said that the party would suffer “cataclysmic” and “wholesale losses” if Mr. Cruz were the nominee, and that Donald J. Trump would fare better.
“I question his allegiance to the party,” Mr. Dole said of Mr. Cruz. “I don’t know how often you’ve heard him say the word ‘Republican’ — not very often.” Instead, Mr. Cruz uses the word “conservative,” Mr. Dole said, before offering up a different word for Mr. Cruz: “extremist.”
But Mr. Dole, 92, said he thought Mr. Trump could “probably work with Congress, because he’s, you know, he’s got the right personality and he’s kind of a deal-maker.”
The only person who could stop Mr. Cruz from capturing the nomination? “I think it’s Trump,” Mr. Dole said, adding that Mr. Trump was “gaining a little.”
WOW! This is a huge turn of events as this is the first major politician endorsing Trump. He’s on his way to the White House.