I'm probably using the adjective "presidential" for the first time in my life here but Trump earned the descriptor today if ever he has up to this point.
Cruz appeared to snap this morning. It looked as though he was on the verge of a full blown mental breakdown. He seemed unhinged as he savaged Trump.
The conventional media perception of Trump is that he can't take what he dishes out. When the invective is directed at him, he loses it.
This is, parenthetically, far more myth than reality. You don't climb to the top of the byzantine world of Manhattan real estate by being a lose cannon with a short fuse who nobody likes. But it is a broadly held perception nonetheless.
Well, Trump blew that narrative apart in his victory speech tonight. He praised Cruz and his "beautiful" family on multiple occasions and also spoke of Cruz's great future:
Trump is no Sulla. He's more Julius Caesar.