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Trump Says He Prevented Cruz Being 'Ripped' Off Stage in Cleveland

The Republican presidential nominee gives his first interview since the Republican National Convention.

In his first interview since the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump said he prevented Ted Cruz from being ripped off the stage by entering Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena as hundreds of angry delegates lashed out at the Texas senator. 

"You know what, he's lucky I did it," Trump told Bloomberg Politics co-managing editor Mark Halperin in an interview to air Sunday night on Showtime's "The Circus." The interview was conducted midday Friday on a flight from Cleveland to New York on one of Trump's private planes.