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After Being Booed Off Stage, Cruz Explains Why He Didn’t Endorse Trump

CREDIT: CNN SCREENGRAB
CREDIT: CNN SCREENGRAB

The big story out of night three of the RNC was Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) getting booed of the stage for not endorsing Donald Trump during his speech. Hours later, Cruz spoke at a breakfast event.

During the Thursday morning breakfast, the Texas delegation grilled Cruz about why he’s not supporting Trump. Cruz said he intended to abide by the promise he made to support whoever ended up winning the Republican presidential nomination, up until Trump suggested his wife Heidi isn’t attractive and his father might’ve had something to do with JFK’s assassination.

Cruz Decided To Address The RNC But Not Endorse Trump. It Did Not Go Well.Politics by & CREDIT: CNN screengrab CLEVELAND, OHIO – In a highly-anticipated speech to the Republican National…thinkprogress.org“I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father,” Cruz said as the crowd, which had been hostile toward him, burst out in cheers. “And that pledge was not a blanket commitment that if you go and slander and attack Heidi that I’m gonna nonetheless come like a servile puppy dog and say thank you very much for maligning my wife and maligning my father.”

Here’s the video:

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Cruz didn’t totally slam the door on supporting Trump, however. Earlier during the breakfast event, he ruled out voting for Hillary Clinton. On the topic of whether he’ll vote for Trump, he said “I am watching, I am listening.”