Ted Cruz and Donald Trump to meet today in New York

The meeting will take place at Trump Tower, the gleaming Manhattan skyscraper where Trump has for decades managed his business endeavors, according to knowledgeable Republicans. The building now serves as the headquarters for Trump’s national political operation.

The conclave is the latest sign of budding solidarity between the contenders, who have been friendly for several years and who have put forceful critiques of illegal immigration and their party’s establishment at the center of their bids…

Asked about Cruz in an interview over the weekend, Trump told The Washington Post, “I really respect him for saying what he did.”

Earlier this month on CNN, Trump said, “I shouldn’t say this because, I assume, he’s an opponent, but the fact is he was very brave in coming out.”