To no one’s surprise Ted Cruz says that he has accepted Donald Trump’s invitation to speak at the Republican National Convention that begins on July 18, thus signaling that too has caved in to the Trump juggernaut.
Sen. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump’s former chief rival for the GOP nomination, will speak at the Republican National Convention later this month, the Texas senator told reporters after the two met Thursday in Washington.
Cruz told reporters Thursday that the real estate mogul offered his former primary rival a speaking slot during the meeting and Cruz accepted. He added that he and Trump did not discuss an endorsement.
Cruz said that Trump offered Cruz a speaking slot and that he accepted.
“We had a positive and productive meeting this morning with Donald Trump. Donald asked me to speak at the Republican convention and I told him I’d be happy to do so,” Cruz told reporters.
This is the same Cruz that during the primary process and after had issued blistering attacks on Trump, calling him a “pathological liar”, “utterly amoral”, “a narcissist at a level I don’t think this country’s ever seen”, and “a serial philanderer”, while Trump in return had called Cruz a liar with an unattractive wife whose father may have been involved in the murder of JFK. And now suddenly they are best friends forever and we can expect Cruz at the convention to say what a wonderful guy Trump is.
Cruz is as big an opportunist as Trump and the thought that he would hold out on supporting the Republican nominee was always laughable because that would hurt his chances for any future run for the presidency. The only question was when and how he would cave and now we know.