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Sen Cruz: Fox News 'Went All In' For Trump in 2016 Primaries

Sen Cruz: Fox News 'Went All In' For Trump in 2016 Primaries
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By    |   Sunday, 21 July 2019 07:22 PM

Fox News “went all in for Trump” in the 2016 primaries, Sen. Ted Cruz said in an interview over the weekend with PBS’ “Firing Line with Margaret Hoover.”

“I think Fox News went all in for Trump; that was the decision,” the Texas senator said when asked about a quote from him in Tim Alberta’s book “American Carnage” that Fox News founder Roger Ailes’s “dying wish” was to have Trump become president.

Cruz ran against Trump in the Republican primaries for the 2016 presidential nomination.

When asked why he believed Ailes wanted Trump, Cruz said, “I can’t tell you that but I can tell you that starting in about March of 2016, they went all in on Trump, they made a decision, [and] that was a decision made at the network level, reflected on every show.”

Cruz added that “I didn’t know Roger well, but I think it clearly is what he wanted to do.”

Ailes was forced out of the network in 2016 over sexual misconduct allegations and died the next year, The Hill reported.

Cruz refused to endorse Trump at the 2016 Republican National Convention, but has voted with the White House more than 90 percent of the time since Trump became president.

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Fox News "went all in for Trump" in the 2016 primaries, Sen. Ted Cruz said in an interview over the weekend with PBS' "Firing Line with Margaret Hoover.""I think Fox News went all in for Trump; that was the decision," the Texas senator said when asked about a quote from him...
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