Cruz to NBC: Trump 'Inappropriate to Attack a Judge's Race or Ethnicity'

Here's an interesting exchange between NBC News and former Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz that happened just now:

NBC: Donald Trump’s remarks about Judge Curiel, are his concerns legitimate?

Cruz: Of course it’s inappropriate to be attacking a federal judge’s race or ethnicity. You’re going to have ask Donald to explain the reason he says the things he does. I’m not going to try to do so.

NBC: Ben Sasse said that what Donald Trump said about the judge is pure definition of racism. Is Donald Trump a racist?

Cruz: As I said, it is obviously inappropriate to attack a judge’s race or ethnicity. Beyond that, you’re going to have to ask Donald.

NBC: (As Cruz walks away): Last question — Senator, can you fathom though still at this point supporting Donald Trump in November?

(No response -- goes into office)