Ted Cruz gave an impassioned speech at the RNC on July 20, but he never once endorsed GOP nominee Donald Trump. He was viciously booed by the crowd, and had to be rushed out by security. Then, Governor Chris Christie blasted him as for giving a ‘selfish, awful’ speech. We have all the details, right here.
Ted Cruz, 45, began his speech by congratulating Donald Trump for winning the GOP nomination, but that would be the last time he mentioned his name for the entire night. Instead, he told voters to “vote their conscience.” “There is a profound difference in our two parties vision for the future,” said Ted, blasting President Barack Obama. “He exports jobs and imports terrorists, enough is enough. I am here to tell you there is a better vision for our future, a return to freedom. Please don’t stay home in Nov.”
“If you love our country and love our children as much as I know you do, vote for candidates who you trust to defend our freedom and be faithful to our constitution.” Unfortunately, his passionate speech fell flat with some delegates when they realized he would not support Donald. The boos became deafening by the end of his speech, but he still powered through until the end. Unfortunately, he had to be escorted out by security because people were totally freaking out, and Chris Christie called the speech “awful” and “selfish.” Chris also said Ted “showed himself tonight to not be a man of his word.” Yikes.
And Chris wasn’t the only one to attack the second runner up. As soon as Ted left the stage, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich took the opportunity in his speech to diss his refusal to endorse Donald. He said “only one candidate who will uphold the constitution,” like Ted said, so to “paraphrase Ted Cruz,” people need to vote for Donald. Awkward.
We can only imagine how awkward and hard it would have been for Ted to come out and publicly support Donald the day after the controversial candidate officially won the nomination of the Republican party. Ted fought hard against Donald throughout the past year, and very harsh words were exchanged on both sides. Ted openly dissed Donald repeatedly, calling him “utterly amoral,” a “serial philanderer,” a “narcissist,” a “bully” and a “pathological liar” who supports rapists to the NY Daily News back in May. Donald gave Ted the nickname “Lyin’ Ted.” We can’t blame him for refusing to swallow his pride and support the guy.
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