Today on his radio show, conservative talk personality Rush Limbaugh exposed why GOP nominee Donald Trump let Texas Sen. Ted Cruz get away with not endorsing him during his slot at the GOP convention.
Trump and his let people knew exactly what he was going to say before he said it, and he let it happen – because it unified the party behind him.
“One of the crucial things here that we have learned about this is Trump knew what Cruz was going to say,” said Limbaugh.
“That story has been reported, that Cruz’s speech was submitted,” Limbaugh explained. “Cruz has said that the Trump people knew what he was gonna say. The Trump people say that they knew what Cruz was gonna say. And everybody involved let it happen.”
Why would he let such subversion happen? He’s not unintelligent. He had to have a reason.
“There are two overwhelming, inarguable results from this,” Limbaugh theorized. “Number one, we’re gonna have a ratings bonanza tonight. And number two, we may be seeing the actual first threads of unity build behind Donald Trump because of this. And it could well be that Trump has pulled off a masterful move letting all this happen.”
“Not only does he think that, but he has some pretty sterling evidence as to why — I think that the argument that he may have done that is sort of rubber-stamped by the fact that he walked in to that convention hall at the exact moment that he knew Cruz was gonna be unloaded on by the audience,” he added.
“He walked into that convention hall last night to his box at the exact moment that it was gonna become, it did become clear to everybody that Cruz was not gonna endorse.”
If Limbaugh is correct, Trump played the audience to give him momentum. That’s pretty impressive.
People aren’t going to remember Donald Trump taking the stage in a timely manner – they’re going to remember how angry folks were when Ted Cruz refused to bend the metaphorical knee.