"We gave [the presidential race] all that I could. But voters chose a different path. So, with a heavy heart, but with boundless optimism about the long-term future of our nation, we suspend our campaign," said he, speaking to his supporters after the announcement of the victory of billionaire Donald trump in the primaries in Indiana.

Cruz was considered the main opponent of trump's for the Republican party elections. According to Bloomberg, now the assets of trump 996 votes for Cruz were ready to vote 565 delegates, and Ohio Senator John Kasich — only 153. For the nomination of a single candidate, one of them need to dial 1237 votes of delegates at the summer Convention of the Republican party.

In late April, trump rivals agreed to unite in several States. Cruz promised not to compete with Calicem in the primaries in Oregon and new Mexico, if he give him Indiana. Also, Cruz has put forward as their candidate for Vice-President of the U.S. former head of Hewlett-Packard and former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina a, which was to increase the rating of his team in the upcoming primaries in California.