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Former Trump Political Aide Sam Nunberg now supports Cruz

Former Trump Political Aide Sam Nunberg now supports Cruz:

“When did I decide that I could no longer support Trump? Last fall, when he did not have any idea of what the nuclear triad is in a debate,” Nunberg said. “I was concerned, but I figured that he would bulk up on policy. He has not.”

“I do not see a candidate who takes these issues seriously,” he continued. “The last straws were [Trump’s February interviews with CNN’s Jake Tapper and on MSNBC’s Morning Joe]: ‘I am really good at this stuff’ on foreign policy’ when he is not.”

He told Politico that Trump’s failure to disavow David Duke and the KKK was the last straw for him:

The “last straws,” he told Playbook, were an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper in which Trump failed to disavow the support of former KKK leader David Duke (though he had previously denounced Duke) and another on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” in which Trump remarked, “I am really good at this stuff,” referring to foreign policy. “He is not,” Nunberg said.

“Cruz is a Reagan Conservative. Donald Trump does not have a coherent political ideology — if anything, I would describe him as a Chris Christie Republican,” Nunberg said in a statement to POLITICO Playbook on Monday.

He also called out as completely false the National Enquirer story on Cruz: “I think the story in the Enquirer is completely false,” he said. “I don’t even want to talk about it.”