"I think you misunderstood one paragraph that Ted Cruz, who is a superb orator, said". In fact, he told Republicans to "vote their conscience".
The booing was so intense that the Trump campaign reportedly encouraged its staffers on the convention floor to try to calm the delegates down.
The primary race became nasty between the two candidates when Trump began targeting Cruz's wife Heidi on social media in response to an advertisement circulated by an anti-Trump Super PAC featuring a photograph of Trump's wife Melania posing nude. Trump also suggested that Cruz's father was involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Cruz and Trump have significant bad political blood between them.
"There are a lot of people who have come out and told me before we got on the Trump bandwagon that 'Shalli, make sure you're for Trump.' That's from the Hindu-American community, a lot of businessmen, they told me that". "And it's not what our country is about", Colbeck said after Cruz left the stage.
Steve Lonegan, who ran Cruz's New Jersey presidential campaign, defended the Texan's refusal to back the nominee.
In Brussels, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance agreement was crystal clear: "We defend each other". "I personally admire the way Mr. Trump has handled this situation and I am grateful for his understanding". The Nielsen company said 23.4 million people watched Wednesday night's session, up from the 21.9 million who watched the penultimate night of the 2012 Republican convention. Walker originally endorsed Cruz ahead of the Wisconsin primary in April. Nothing the anti-Trump forces say or do now can revoke his status as the GOP nominee, but an outburst would be embarrassing for Trump and would highlight lingering divisions within the party. "Americans can elect someone who literally personifies the failed establishment of Washington DC", said the former Washington politician.
"Last August, I said that any of the Republicans running would be better than Hillary Clinton".
"I know that many things were said during the campaign, ugly things", Zamora said.
Hillary Clinton's foreign policy adviser Jake Sullivan said in response that "Ronald Reagan would be ashamed" of Trump's abdication on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and his "bizarre and obsequious fascination with Russia's strongman, Vladimir Putin". Not Marco Rubio, not Chris Christie, not Newt Gingrich.
But the convention briefly erupted in chaos on Monday when opponents of Trump stormed out of the room and others chanted in a failed attempt to force a vote opposing his candidacy. "It's about time I said that, right?" "It's time to win in November", Rubio said.
If ever Trump's skills as a showman were called for, it's now.
On Friday night in Cleveland, Donald Trump will officially accept the Republican nomination for President of the United States.
The timing is aimed at shifting attention away from the end of Trump's convention and generating excitement before the start of Clinton's own convention next week in Philadelphia.
A statement was issued through the campaign by a speechwriter, Meredith McIver, whose resignation offer was rejected. Over the phone, she read me some passages from Mrs. Obama's speech as examples.