Donald Trump’s speech after his Indiana victory had some unexpected praise for Ted Cruz

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It’s all about competition.

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump gave his victory speech Tuesday on the theme of competition.

“All my life I’ve been in competitions,” he said. “Whether it’s sports or business, or now for 10 months, politics. And I have to tell you I have met some of the most incredible competitors that I have ever competed against right here on the Republican Party.”

Trump then observed that the GOP field at the beginning of the season was at 17 before moving on to his fiercest rival for the nomination — Sen. Ted Cruz.

“…Ted Cruz, I don’t know if he likes me or if he doesn’t like me, but he is one hell of a competitor. He is a tough smart guy, and he has got an amazing future. So I want to congratulate Ted and … I know how tough it is, it’s tough…”

Although Cruz suspended his campaign after his Indiana defeat, oddly enough, Ohio Gov. John Katich, who has no clear path to the nomination, vowed to remain in the race.

Calling him the “presumptive nominee, Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus urged fellow party members to get behind Trump to defeat Hillary Clinton in November.

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