Ted Cruz made a speech at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night. Republicans held their breath waiting for Cruz to endorse Donald Trump, but that endorsement never came. Cruz left the stage amid a chorus of boos from the crowd gathered in Cleveland. Cruz’s campaign manager, Jeff Roe, said that although Cruz had been asked to speak and had agreed to do so, an endorsement wasn’t expected.
Cruz and Trump have had a mutual dislike for each other since the primaries (and maybe even before). Trump said that he wouldn’t endorse anyone except himself and Cruz refused to support Trump. Trump commented that he didn’t need Cruz’s endorsement.
Even though Cruz had stated that he would support the candidate, whoever it may be, he didn’t think it would be Trump. Both Trump and Cruz have come to some sort of understanding about Cruz not endorsing Trump. But Roe indicated that they are still working on their relationship.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Former presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz delivered a speech at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night and left the stage to a chorus of boos after he pointedly steered clear of publicly endorsing GOP nominee Donald Trump for the presidency.
According to Buzzfeed, Cruz campaign manager Jeff Roe said that despite the high drama and personal insults that have flown back and forth, Cruz may still be open to officially endorsing Trump at some point in the future, though not just yet.
Though Cruz seemed to double down on that non-endorsement Thursday morning, saying the highly touted “pledge” to support the eventual nominee was “abrogated” when Trump got personal regarding Cruz’s family, the story may not yet be entirely over, if what his campaign manager told reporters was true.