Election 2016

Rubio, Cruz, Kasich: We’ll support Trump if he’s Republican nominee for president

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump argues a point during a Republican presidential primary debate at Fox Theatre, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Detroit.

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump argues a point during a Republican presidential primary debate at Fox Theatre, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Detroit. AP Photo/Paul Sancya

WASHINGTON — Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich all say they will support Donald Trump if he wins the Republican nomination.

Rubio said at the Republican presidential debate that he is committed to his party and therefore would support whoever the nominee is. Cruz said he would prefer Trump to either of the Democratic presidential contenders, Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders, who he described as a “socialist.”

Kasich offered the most hesitation, but ultimately said that “sometimes (Trump) makes it a little bit hard,” but that he would support him if he is the nominee.

Trump was also asked if he would support a nominee if it is not him. He hesitated briefly but said that he would support whoever the Republican nominee is.

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