Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Cruz Doesn't Endorse Trump!

We all know Cruz isn't exactly #TrumpTrain, but I thought he would bite his tongue and endorse Trump as almost every other Republican primary contender has. But he didn't. In fact, he mentioned Trump's name just once in a shallow congratulations on officially earning the Republican nomination. 

Midway through his speech, when it was becoming clear Cruz may not endorse Trump, members of the New York delegation (sitting just feet in front of Cruz) began chanting "Endorse Trump!" As they chanted, Ctuz awkwardly stood there for what seemed like an eternity before finally remarking that he appreciated their enthusiasm. 

As Cruz continued, other delegates began to demand an endorsement. But at the end of Cruz's speech, with no endorsement, the entire arena went crazy and erupted in boos. As Cruz walked off the stage, leaving perhaps one of the most uncomfortable moments of his life, he hesitated and looked back, wondering if Trump really is just a brief phase. Perhaps Cruz has as much to gain from a Hillary presidency as anyone else. 

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