Sources tell me that Paul Manafort and the Trump campaign knew Ted Cruz would not endorse Cheeto Jesus. They warned Cruz that if he did not endorse that the Trump campaign would organize booing on the floor of the convention. They did. They warned Cruz that if he did not endorse, they would have two talk radio show hosts attack him. Laura Ingraham was one. Tune in radio tomorrow at 3pm to see if the other does. They warned Cruz that if he did not endorse, they would have the RNC plant stories about Cruz. Those have begun.
Still, Ted Cruz defied Cheeto Jesus and his Kremlin subsidized thugs. And yes, they are Kremlin subsidized thugs.
Cruz, for his part, went on stage, congratulated Donald Trump, told the voters to vote their conscience, and to vote up and down the ballot for conservatives who will support the constitution. Given the Trump reaction to Cruz’s speech, they must not view Trump as a conservative who will support the constitution.
Make no mistake about it, Ted Cruz gave the strongest defense of conservatism in Cleveland. He stuck to his guns, set the vision of the GOP, and defended the party of Lincoln and Reagan. For that, he was booed and his wife was nearly lynched by a bunch of goons organized by the Trump campaign. And it was organized by the Trump campaign.
Ted Cruz will be remembered fondly by history for standing up for conviction and principle and defying Cheeto Jesus and his merry lynch mob of alt-right unprincipled racists and whores who have taken over the GOP.