Donald Trump says he wants to face Ted Cruz one-on-one. Don’t believe him…
After a disappointing performance on Super Tuesday, four states where Donald Trump was predicted to win but ended up losing the majority of delegates at stake and two states, Donald Trump said that he would “love” to take on Ted Cruz in a head-to-head matchup.
“I would love to take on Ted one-on-one,” Trump said following his underperformance on Saturday night. “That would be so much fun…I want Ted one-on-one,” he claimed.
Shocker: Donald Trump is bluffing.
Ted Cruz is the last candidate Donald Trump wants to face one-on-one, unless he wants his presidential candidacy to go the way of Trump University, Trump Vodka, Trump Mortgage, and Trump Airlines.
Roughly two weeks ago, a NBC/WSJ poll found that Trump would lose to Cruz in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup by a whopping 16 percent margin, 56-40.
And while some might have believed that poll to be an outlier, a new poll out Tuesday, conducted by ABC News/Washington Post shows Ted Cruz easily defeating Donald Trump by a very similar margin.
The poll found that Cruz defeats Trump by 54-41 percent, a large 13-point spread, while Marco Rubio also defeats Trump in a hypothetical head-to-head, but by a much smaller margin of 51-45 percent:
So why would Donald Trump say that he can’t wait to face Cruz mano a mano? Certainly he isn’t ignorant of polls, as evidenced by the fact that he continually only repeats the one that favor him.
During the same speech Saturday night, Trump called for Marco Rubio to drop out of the race. Don’t believe him. Beyond being deceptive, he is lying to you.
Without Rubio in the race, Cruz would be crushing Trump and Trump knows this.
Trump calling for Rubio to drop out puts Rubio in a box of not being able to drop out. If Rubio did drop out prior to Florida, his home state, we all know what would happen. Trump would brag that he’s such a big man that he ordered Rubio to drop out and “Little Marco” obeyed. Rubio’s ego, while not nearly the size of the narcissistic Trump’s, wouldn’t allow Trump to be seen as influencing his decision even if he did want to exit the race.
The only thing keeping Trump afloat, and the numbers from Super Saturday confirm this, is Rubio, and to a lesser degree John Kasich, staying in the race.
In a face-to-face race between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, Cruz crushes Trump and Trump knows it. If he can use reverse psychology to keep Marco Rubio in the race in order to secure the nomination, he will do it.