MAKE AMERICA FIRST AGAIN: Day 3 At RNC Erupts With Fireworks; Cheers For Pence, Jeers For Cruz
By FOX NEWS // July 21, 2016
Cruz Booed Off Stage
ABOVE VIDEO: Indiana governor and Donald Trump’s VP, Mike Pence, addresses the Republican National Convention. (Fox News Video)
(FOX NEWS) – Republican officials slammed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Wednesday night after he failed to endorse presidential nominee Donald Trump during his convention speech.
One RNC official called Cruz’s speech “classless,” while a senior GOP operative on the convention floor told Fox News, “I could not believe it. I literally could not believe [Cruz] didn’t endorse Trump. I’m speechless.”
Cruz, a rival of Trump’s during primary season, was booed off the stage after ignoring cries from delegates to formally back the party’s presidential candidate.
The cacophany of noise and discontent was amplified when the nominee himself walked into the Quicken Loans Arena as Cruz was finishing his speech.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who spoke later in the evening, departed from his prepared text to attempt to recast Cruz’s remarks as an endorsement of Trump.
ABOVE VIDEO: Texas senator and former Republican presidential candidate, Ted Cruz, touts party principles and freedom in Cleveland. (Fox News Video)
ABOVE VIDEO: Former speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, makes the case for Donald Trump. (Fox News Video)
ABOVE VIDEO: Donald Trump’s son, Eric Trump, speaks about his father. (Fox News Video)