GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump won the Indiana primary on Wednesday according to the exit polls and early returns. The win not only strikes a blow to Senator Ted Cruz’s “#NeverTrump” campaign but it also ensures Trump’s position as the clear winner of the GOP candidate for the presidential election to be held in November.
With 73 percent of the state’s precincts reporting, Trump has been able to secure more than 50 percent votes, with Cruz finishing second with 36.9 percent votes. On the Democratic side of the Indiana primary, Hillary Clinton has been projected to be narrowly leading Bernie Sanders according to the early returns, the Washington Post reported.
Cruz on Tuesday accused Trump of being a “pathological liar,” utterly amoral,” and a “serial philanderer.” He added that he is a “narcissist at a level” that the country has ever seen. “He is proud of being a serial philanderer … he describes his own battles with venereal diseases as his own personal Vietnam,” the CNN quoted Cruz as saying.
He added, “This man is a pathological liar, he doesn’t know the difference between truth and lies … in a pattern that is straight out of a psychology textbook, he accuses everyone of lying. Whatever lie he’s telling, at that minute he believes it … the man is utterly amoral.” He also said that Trump is a bully and bullies result from weaknesses and not strength.
Cruz’s comments came after Trump called Cruz’s father Rafael “disgraceful” earlier on Tuesday. The comment drew sharp criticisms from some quarters within the Republican Party.
However, Cruz’s effort to win over the Indiana voters, his traditional supporters, seemed to have back-fired with Trump recording a win in the primary and not the other way round. According to a report by the CNN, Trump has also won over the non-evangelical and those without a college degree.