Trump is not passive: Bennett said the billionaire will file a challenge with the Republican National Committee over the allocation of delegates in Louisiana, where Cruz will wind up with the same number as or more than Trump despite losing the state to him. "And after a lot of time looking at speeches, looking at the records, looking at what the candidates not only say, but what they have done in the past, it was an easy call for me to support Ted Cruz".
Cruz is positioning himself to win Wisconsin, next Tuesday's only contest, and the first primary since he began collecting the backing of establishment Republicans, such as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, adamant about eliminating Trump.
"Is your standard that if a supporter does something despicable, that it's OK for you, a candidate for president of the United States, to behave that same way?" "I will readily admit that I have not been as faithful in this aspect of my walk as I should have been", he told the Christian Broadcasting Network earlier this year.
Trump has been threatening to "spill the beans" on Cruz's wife on social media, but has given no indication as to what his revelations are about.
Donald Trump defended his treatment of women and the tenor of his campaign on Monday in a radio interview with a conservative committed to derailing his White House bid.
"Our goal", the aide says, "is to make sure every delegate Trump has now stays a Trump delegate on the second ballot".
File-In this March 19, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Tucson, Ariz. Trump has won 742 pledged delegates compared to Cruz's 462 delegates.
The Daily Beast reported that Breitbart News was shown "a compilation video of Cruz and a woman other than his wife coming out of the Capitol Grille restaurant and a hotel on Tuesdays and Thursdays", according to a Breitbart source that it did not name.
No candidate will arrive in Cleveland with enough delegates to win the nomination. Kasich lags behind with 143.
As Donald Trump threatens to sue the Republican Party, Democrats are organizing and rolling towards November.
Bennett also touted the reallocation of three delegates in Alaska to Trump after the withdrawal of Sen.
Trump complained that the Benghazi controversy "never stuck (to Clinton) like it should have stuck". I won Louisiana and now I hear he's trying to steal delegates.
He added that he thinks Cruz will win the 1,237 delegates necessary to prevent a contested convention, an outcome even Cruz's campaign seems to think is unlikely. Host Jerry Bader told Trump on air that he prefers Cruz Trump hung up on another host, Vicki McKenna, after she criticized him for dividing Republicans.