Trump and his supporters were hoping Cruz, the runner-up in the GOP primary race, would endorse the nominee during his prime time speech to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland Wednesday night. He had the opportunity to address a large crowd at the convention, and also the TV audience, and I think he had an obligation to throw his support formally behind Donald Trump.
The real estate mogul's eldest daughter was poised and polished in a fetching pink sheath late Thursday as she marched to the podium to deliver remarks praising Donald Trump at the Republican convention.
Interrupted by chants of "Trump, Trump, Trump", Cruz paused and said with a smile, "I appreciate the enthusiasm of the NY delegation". "If they'd have just sat there and let that happen-there's damage done to the Trump campaign and to Cruz".
"And to those listening, please, don't stay home in November", Cruz said. "And I'm asking you to vote your conscience".
Donald Trump is waking up to headlines not about himself or his running mate, but about Senator Ted Cruz. He did say he would not vote for the Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. "The bottom line is that he is plain spoken", Gertner said.
"He's a chicken", said Eugene Delgaudio, a delegate from Sterling, Virginia, who clucked like a chicken when asked about Cruz's decision. Marco Rubio. Most Republicans assumed Cruz planned on endorsing Trump, but cheers quickly turned into boos, after it became apparent he would not endorse Trump.
Governor Christie told New Jersey delegates that his speech showed why Ted Cruz is the most disliked person in either party.
At a Republican primary debate in January, Cruz derisively said Trump "embodies NY values".
The booing was so intense the Trump campaign encouraged its many staffers on the convention floor to try to calm the delegates down, said a Trump aide speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss internal campaign discussions. He finished a distant second in the delegate accumulation during the Republican nominating process.