Ted Cruz refusing to endorse Donald Trump at the RNC shocked everyone — except those who actually remembered all the horrible things Donald said! After Trump mocked Heidi Cruz’s looks and suggested Rafael Cruz killed JFK, Ted refused to back his rival. Click to watch!
“I am not in the habit of supporting someone who attacks my wife and attacks my father,” Ted Cruz, 45, said on July 21, a day after he spoke at the Republican National Convention, according to ABC News. During a breakfast for Texas Republican delegates, the senator from the Lone Star State defended his decision to not endorse his party’s candidate, seemingly going back on the GOP pledge to support the nominee.
Yet, Ted doesn’t see it as a betrayal of his principles. “That pledge was not a blanket commitment that if you go and slander and attack Heidi, that I’m going to nonetheless come like a puppy dog and say thank you very much for maligning my wife and maligning my father,” he said.
Yeah, it’s obvious Ted hasn’t forgotten or forgiven Donald for threatening to “spill the beans” on Heidi Cruz, 43, after an Anti-Trump SuperPAC posted an political ad featuring Donald’s wife, Melania Trump, 46. Donald doubled down on the diss, retweeting an insulting meme that mocked Heidi’s looks. Ugh. Donald would later attack Heidi over Ted’s alleged sex scandal, though Trump would eventually apologize.
That’s not all! During the campaign, Donald also went after Ted’s father, suggesting that Rafael Cruz, 77, might have been involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. “His father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald’s being — you know, shot,” Donald said in May 2016, per Politico. “What is this, right prior to his being shot, and nobody even brings it up. They don’t even talk about that. That was reported, and nobody talks about it.”
Though Ted was satisfied with his decision to stick up for his family, not everyone was happy with his non-endorsement. New Jersey governor, Chris Christie, 53, called Ted’s move “awful” and proof that the Texas Senator can’t be trusted. Of course, if Donald said Wilbur James Christie, 82, was somehow involved in Ronald Reagan’s assassination attempt in 1981, Chris would probably be on Ted’s side.
What do you think about Ted’s justification for not endorsing Donald Trump, HollywoodLifers? Do you think he did the right thing or should he have backed Trump’s campaign?