New York Republican Congressman Peter King hasn't been one to hold back how he feels about 2016 hopeful and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, and on MSNBC Tuesday morning he made it clear.
"In case anybody gets confused, I'm not endorsing Ted Cruz. I hate Ted Cruz," Rep. King said, kicking off his interview with the Morning Joe team when asked what how he thinks the New York primary will go.
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Nikki Haley -- This popular governor could be a big help to a Cruz ticket.
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Marco Rubio -- Some believe the Texas senator's former rival might be actively campaigning for the job behind the scenes.
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Jeb Bush -- Cruz once worked for Jeb's brother during the 2nd Bush administration.
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Donald Trump -- One thing's almost certain: Trump won't be a running mate for Cruz, and Cruz won't be Trump's.
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"And I think I'll take cyanide if he got the nomination," he added.
"Now, having said that, I think you're gonna see Donald Trump score a big victory tonight," King continued.