Ted Cruz finally joined the Trump campaign Thursday, but apparently the campaign forgot to mention that campaigning for the man means telling people who the man is.
The Texas senator stumped for Trump for the first time on Thursday, joining Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, on the trail in Iowa. But Cruz could not bring himself to so much as say Trump’s name onstage.
Instead, he dedicated his speech to slamming the Affordable Care Act and warning of what Hillary Clinton’s appointments to the Supreme Court would mean for Americans.
“Putting a Republican in the White House and keeping a Republican Senate is the whole enchilada,” Cruz said. “We are one liberal justice away from losing our constitutional rights.”
Remember the days when presidential hopefuls would bow their heads and exit the stage after finally accepting the fact that the American people did not want them as president?
Today’s Republicans refuse to take no for an answer as Ted Cruz explains a possible reentry into the 2016 presidential race.
Pressed by supporter Glenn Beck in an interview if he could consider jumping back into the 2016 race if he wins Tuesday’s nomination contest in Nebraska, Cruz said, “My assumption is that that will not happen.”
But, he added, “The reason we suspended the race last week was that with Indiana’s loss I didn’t see a viable path to victory. If that changes we will certainly respond accordingly.”
Asked if he believes he can support Trump, Cruz said voters should not rush to make a decision.
“This is a choice every voter is going to have to make and I would note it’s not a choice we as the voters have to make today,” he said.
No! You will not see a Canadian become president of the United States… at least not in 2016. After losing yet another primary in Indiana to Donald Trump, Ted Cruz announced that his campaign is no more!
“From the beginning I’ve said that I would continue on as long as there was a viable path to victory. Tonight, I’m sorry to say, it appears that path has been foreclosed,” Cruz said during a Tuesday night speech. “The voters chose another path, and so with a heavy heart, but with boundless optimism for the long-term future of our nation, we are suspending our campaign.”
What happens when supporters of Donald Trump attend a Ted Cruz event in Indiana? A face to face confrontation between Cruz and said Trump supporter of course, as Ted Cruz tried and failed to intimidate the man.
Protesters started chanting “Do the math” during Cruz’s stop in Marion, Ind., prompting the Texas senator to walk up to to a demonstrator holding a Trump campaign sign.
The man, who refused to give his name to reporters but said he had come from Ohio, interrupted Cruz and repeatedly called him “Lyin’ Ted,” Trump’s favorite nickname for his rival.
“With all respect, Donald Trump is deceiving you, playing you for a chump,” Cruz said.
“Ask yourself two questions: One, why is it that the mainstream media so desperately wants Donald Trump to be the Republican nominee? And why is it John Boehner supports Donald Trump?” Cruz asked, referring to the former GOP Speaker from Ohio.
The men stood just a few feet from each other, and were enveloped in a throng of reporters and Cruz supporters.
Cruz repeatedly attempted to make his pitch while the man interrupted him.
The protester chided Cruz for calling on John Kasich to get out of the presidential race, telling him to take his own advice. The man told Cruz that Trump is certain to win the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the GOP nomination.
“You’ll find out tomorrow,” the man said, “Indiana don’t want you.”
The attacks also got personal at times, with the man jabbing him about rumors of infidelity and panning his Canadian birth. Cruz was also criticized for having ties to Goldman Sachs. Cruz’s wife Heidi worked for the investment bank.
“Where’s your Goldman Sachs jacket? We know your wife works there,” the man said.
Former Republican House Speaker, John Boehner, is not holding anything back when talking about a member of his Republican party and congressman, Ted Cruz. In an interview on Thursday, Boehner referred to Cruz as “Lucifer in the flesh.”
“Lucifer in the flesh,” Boehner told an audience at Stanford on Wednesday night, according to the Stanford Daily. “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”
In fact, Wednesday night was not the first occasion that Boehner has compared Cruz to “Lucifer,” using the epithet last month during a question-and-answer session with reporters at the Futures Industry Association conference in Boca Raton, Florida.
Boehner is also credited with calling Cruz a “son of a bitch”, saying, “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”
She made her national and international debut on the Maury Povich Show and has commanded the discussion on the Internet since.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet Mississippi native Searcy Hayes. Hayes has had 5 different men tested. She’s trying to find her baby.
After being on the show and the Internet buzz she caused, Povich invited Hayes on the show to talk about her newfound fame.
Bill Maher, host of HBO’s Real Time, took a few moments to inform his audience of 25 things they didn’t know about Ted Cruz!
For example, did you know that the stick Ted Cruz shoves up his ass is called “Hank?” Or that when Ted Cruz looks into a mirror he does not see his reflection? Or that he spent his freshman year stuffed into a locker?
Bill Maher explains more
— Real Time (@RealTimers) April 23, 2016