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Social media reaction: Cruz suspends campaign

Posted: 6:37 PM, May 03, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-03 21:49:33-04
Social media reaction: Cruz suspends campaign
Ted Cruz vowed to continue his journey to become the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nominee, “as long as there was a viable path to victory,” the Texas senator said Tuesday.
Cruz made the comment while announcing the suspension of his campaign, noting, “Tonight, I am sorry to say it appears that path has been foreclosed.”
His suspension cleared the way for competitor Donald Trump to become the party's obvious nominee.
His announcement came following the primary in Indiana, widely seen as a state that would either keep or knock him out from the running.
See below the social media reaction from Cruz’s announcement. 
Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, said on Twitter that the party needs to “unite and focus on defeating” Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton."
Some noted that Trump elbowed his wife after dropping out of the race -- something that Daily Beast reporter Gideon Resnick called " literally adding insult to injury"
There were also a lot of jokes about Cruz resmebling the infamous, elusive Zodiac Killer -- who committed his crimed in northern California in the 1960s and 1970s -- and whose identity still remains unknown.
The Hollywood Reporter note that Cruz made no mention in his announcement of Trump, who has been a target of outspoken criticism by Cruz in the past.