Would Ted Cruz Consider Being Donald Trump's Running Mate? 'It Ain't Gonna Happen'

Ted Cruz Rules Out Joining a Donald Trump Ticket
Ted Cruz

04/15/2016 AT 11:50 AM EDT

Ted Cruz has a simple answer for whether he'd be Donald Trump's vice president.

"It ain't gonna happen," the presidential hopeful said at an MSNBC town hall in Buffalo, New York, on Thursday.

Host Chuck Todd asked the 45-year-old Texas senator if he would consider a Trump-Cruz ticket if the Republican National Convention urged him to do so.

The candidate held to his answer.

The statement comes just days after Trump, 69, said he would consider some of his past opponents, including Marco Rubio, John Kasich and Scott Walker, as his running mate.

"I like Marco Rubio … There are people I have in mind in terms of vice president. I just haven't told anybody names," Trump told USA Today. "I do like Marco. I do like Kasich … I like Walker actually in a lot of ways."

Although Cruz wasn't included in Trump's line of potential collaborators, the Texas senator has made it clear in the past that he wouldn't join a Trump ticket.

Last month, he told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that he has "absolutely zero interest" in running alongside the business mogul.
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