(CNBC) — Sen. Ted Cruz is the most sincere and best equipped of the Republican candidates to become president, Jack Welch said Wednesday.
But if front-runner Donald Trump were the GOP nominee, Welch said he'd support the billionaire real estate mogul as his party's choice to prevent the Democrats from keeping the White House.
Welch told CNBC about 18 months ago that he'd like to see Cruz run. On "Squawk Box" on Wednesday, Welch said the Texas conservative is "the straightest guy you'll ever meet in terms of telling like it is."
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