Pierson’s remarks were part of her argument that Trump was the only candidate who could beat Hillary Clinton in the general election.
“I’ve got Sanders people sending me messages — it’s surreal — saying that if they steal the nomination from Bernie they’re voting for Trump,” Pierson said. “So he is definitely the only candidate that can beat Hillary Clinton in the fall.”
Pierson, meanwhile, said that Cruz simply wasn’t strong anywhere that the Republicans needed.
“When we get to the general election, we have to look at the map,” Pierson said.