Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won the Republican primary

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won the Republican primary in Utah on Tuesday and scored a not-so-surprising endorsement from Jeb Bush on Wednesday. Bush, who has maintained his sharp criticism of Trump, said Cruz is the best nominee to face the Democrat nominee in November.

"To win, Republicans need to make this election about proposing solutions to the many challenges we face, and I believe that we should vote for Ted as he will do just that," Bush said in a statement.

Cruz also made a controversial statement following the attacks in Brussels on Tuesday, saying the United States should monitor its Muslim population.

"We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized," he said in a statement.

President Barack Obama responded to Cruz's statement by pointing out that Cruz's father immigrated to America from Cuba, "a country that engages in that kind of neighborhood surveillance."

"The notion that we would start down that slippery slope makes absolutely no sense," Obama said.

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