Samantha Bee, not Donald Trump, may have just won the Republican primary race in 1 tweet

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Why Cruz's support for Trump matters

The comedian and host of the TBS show Full Frontal With Samantha Bee reminded us all of this fact yet again after dropping what was probably the pithiest and and most cutting tweet of the 2016 Republican presidential primary race, linking the carcass of the Ted Cruz campaign to the candidate's strident opposition to abortion.

"Shouldn't #TedCruz have been forced to carry his unviable campaign to term?" she asked.

The tweet immediately went viral generating more than 20,000 retweets in mere hours after it was posted and underscored the continuing difficulty Cruz and other Republican candidates have had with the issue of abortion.

The most recent Ex-GOP candidate was opposed to abortion even in cases of rape or incest and had promised supporters a full-scale defunding of Planned Parenthood if elected. The now presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, has also stumbled, originally arguing that women who underwent abortions should face "some form of punishment" -- before clarifying his remarks later.

With Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton now their likely party nominees, the 2016 general election is gearing up to be both historic -- and brutal.

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Samantha Bee, not Donald Trump, may have just won the Republican primary race in 1 tweet
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 03: People wait for the arrival of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) during his election night watch party at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Union Station on May 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cruz is hoping to become the Republican party's presidential candidate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 03: People look at a television news broadcast showing Republican presidential candidate Donald Tump is leading the election vote tally against Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) during Cruz's election night watch party at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Union Station on May 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cruz is hoping to become the Republican party's presidential candidate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 03: People look at a television news broadcast showing Republican presidential candidate Donald Tump is leading the election vote tally against Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) during Cruz's election night watch party at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Union Station on May 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cruz is hoping to become the Republican party's presidential candidate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 03: People wait for the arrival of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) during his election night watch party at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Union Station on May 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cruz is hoping to become the Republican party's presidential candidate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 03: People wait for the arrival of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) during his election night watch party at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Union Station on May 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cruz is hoping to become the Republican party's presidential candidate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Attendees applaud during an event for Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas and 2016 presidential candidate, not pictured, at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S., on Monday, May 2, 2016. Even as his campaign struggles for survival, Cruz dominated weekend delegate selection contests that he and other Republicans hope could block Donald Trump from winning the party's nomination at their national convention. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 03: People wait for the arrival of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) during his election night watch party at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Union Station on May 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cruz is hoping to become the Republican party's presidential candidate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 03: People look at a television news broadcast as they wait for the arrival of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) during his election night watch party at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Union Station on May 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cruz is hoping to become the Republican party's presidential candidate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 03: People wait for the arrival of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) during his election night watch party at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Union Station on May 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cruz is hoping to become the Republican party's presidential candidate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Supporters for Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, react after the Indiana primary was called for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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