Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says that if Donald Trump were to "go out on Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody," he would not support him as the party's nominee.
But speaking at a press conference in Rockford, Illinois Monday, Cruz refused to acknowledge the possibility that Trump would win the nomination, with just one day to go until a crucial cluster of winner-take-all primaries.
Instead, Cruz offered his own worst-case scenarios for what a Trump nomination would do to the party and the country.
"We elect Hillary Clinton and we destroy the country if Trump is the nominee," he said. He repeatedly noting that he has won more primaries than anyone other than Trump and so he is best positioned to beat him to the nomination.