Ted Cruz on Thursday said he doesn't think Donald Trump will be president but added that he wants Trump's supporters to remain active in the general election so he can beat Hillary Clinton.
"The media always wants to turn things into a food fight," Cruz said on WZFG-AM 1100 radio. "The Washington establishment, there's nothing they would like more than seeing Donald Trump and me battling it out in a cage match. And I'm not interested in giving them what they want, I'm sorry to disappoint them. "
"I like Donald Trump," he said. "I'm glad he's running. I do not believe Donald is going to be the president. But he has excited a whole lot of people and I want every one of Donald Trump's supporters to remain energized and to show up and vote in November 2016 and that's how we're gonna beat Hillary Clinton and win the general election."
Cruz added he would not insult Trump but instead remained focused on conservative issues.
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