"We can’t have a guy who stands in the middle of the Senate floor and every other senator thinks he’s a whack job"

“I think the establishment actually is against me but really coming on line because they see me as opposed to Cruz, who is a nasty guy who can’t get along with anybody,” Trump said in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Monday.

“Look, at a certain point, we got to make deals,” Trump continued. “We can’t have a guy who stands in the middle of the Senate floor and every other senator thinks he’s a whack job. You have to make deals, you have to get along, that’s the purpose of what our founders created, and Ted cannot get along with anybody. He’s a nasty person.”

Both Trump and Cruz are viewed as outsider candidates and largely despised by the political class, which is holding out hope that a mainstream Republican like Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie or John Kasich can break out in the crowded field.