President Donald Trump greeted former enemy Ted Cruz with a handshake and hug on Monday night at a rally in Houston.

President Donald Trump greeted former enemy Ted Cruz with a handshake and hug on Monday night at a rally in Houston where he professed the belief that the caravan of Honduran migrants heading toward the state's southern border may have been organized by Democrats.

You know how the caravan started. I think the Democrats had something to do with that, and now they say, "I think we made a big mistake," Trump said without offering evidence. "This will be the choice of the caravan, Kavanaugh, the tax cuts and common sense." He said of the matter minutes later.

Trump was in Texas to campaign for Cruz, someone he said had become "a very good friend" after a rivalry that he "turned nasty" at the height of the 2016 primary.

& # 39; And then it's over. And I will tell you that nobody has helped me more … then Senator Ted Cruz, "he said.

President Donald Trump greeted former enemy Ted Cruz with a handshake and hug on Monday night at a rally in Houston.

President Donald Trump greeted former enemy Ted Cruz with a handshake and hug on Monday night at a rally in Houston.

Trump was in Texas to campaign for Cruz, someone who, he said, had become a "very good friend" after a 2016 rivalry between the two, which he admits "became unpleasant."

Trump was in Texas to campaign for Cruz, someone who, he said, had become a "very good friend" after a 2016 rivalry between the two, which he admits "became unpleasant."

Trump was in Texas to campaign for Cruz, someone who, he said, had become a "very good friend" after a 2016 rivalry between the two, which he admits "became unpleasant."

& # 39; And then it's over. and I will tell you, nobody has helped me more ... then Senator Ted Cruz, "declared at the beginning of the demonstration.

& # 39; And then it's over. and I will tell you, nobody has helped me more ... then Senator Ted Cruz, "declared at the beginning of the demonstration.

& # 39; And then it's over. and I will tell you, nobody has helped me more … then Senator Ted Cruz, "declared at the beginning of the demonstration.

Trump said that Beto O & # 39; Rourke is a "fake cold" when he mocked the Democratic representative for adopting his nickname instead of using his first name, Robert.

"And he pretends to be a moderate, but in reality he is a radical, the borders opened by the left" [Democrat], "Trump stated, describing him as a supporter of a & # 39; Socialist who takes over the medical care & # 39; he wants & # 39; Take away your weapons & # 39;

Trump has tried to make the choice over a large number of Democratic Terminators such as representatives of California, Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi, who are likely to become speakers if Republicans lose the House of Representatives, and leftist Senator Elizabeth Warren, to the House of Representatives. who called again & # 39; Pocahontas & # 39 ;, though he says that the name no longer makes sense.

& # 39; Something sad happened last week. Because Elizabeth Warren was exposed as a total fraud, "he said. I can not call her Pocahontas. She does not qualify.

The president also joked about Hillary Clinton's nomination to the Supreme Court for the media to investigate her emails and the family foundation.

Before taking the stage, the president's daughter-in-law, Lara, delivered comments in which she invoked Pelosi and Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer.

"And do not forget Maxine Waters, because she'll be directing the ship somehow," said Lara Trump.

Her husband boasted: "We are driving the Democrats crazy." They just do not know what to do anymore. It is very fun to watch it.

& # 39; America is back. America has returned … And this is only after 2 years, imagine what it will do in the next six years, "he said, predicting the re-election of his father in the next national elections." We will win these partial exams, but we will win in 2020. "

Cruz said he would be by the president's side when that day arrives, since he promoted himself as someone who has worked hand-in-hand & # 39; with the president who refused to endorse in 2016 and the Republican National Convention.

"In 2020, Donald Trump will be re-elected overwhelmingly as president of the United States," he said. "I am honored that President Trump is here supporting and supporting my campaign and I hope to campaign with him in 2010 for his re-election as President of the United States."

Moments later, Trump took the stage and spoke frankly about his relationship with the failed presidential candidate.

"In 15 days, the people of Texas will re-elect a man who has become a very good friend," Trump said of Cruz.

He admitted that they had their difficulties while reminding the audience that it was a "love festival" at the beginning of the 2016 primary and that they once appeared at a rally together.

"And it got nasty," he said with a laugh. & # 39; And then it's over. & # 39;

President Trump said Monday he had a new nickname for Ted Cruz, now that they are on the same side.

& # 39; He is no longer "Lyin & # 39; Ted". He is "Beautiful Ted," the president said on Monday as he left the White House to campaign for the Republican senator in Houston. I call it "Texas Ted." & # 39;

Trump is looking for his former enemy for the first time tonight at the Toyota Center after a rivalry in 2016 that ended only after the businessman won the Oval Office.

& # 39; It became very unpleasant, and then it was over. And when it's all over, we get along very well, "he said." No, I like Ted. "

President Trump says he has a new nickname for Ted Cruz now that they're on the same side.

President Trump says he has a new nickname for Ted Cruz now that they're on the same side.

President Trump says he has a new nickname for Ted Cruz now that they're on the same side.

& # 39; He is no longer "Lyin & # 39; Ted". He is "Beautiful Ted," the president said on Monday as he left the White House to campaign for the Republican senator in Houston. I call it "Texas Ted" & # 39;

& # 39; He is no longer "Lyin & # 39; Ted". He is "Beautiful Ted," the president said on Monday as he left the White House to campaign for the Republican senator in Houston. I call it "Texas Ted" & # 39;

& # 39; He is no longer "Lyin & # 39; Ted". He is "Beautiful Ted," the president said on Monday as he left the White House to campaign for the Republican senator in Houston. I call it "Texas Ted" & # 39;

The president has never publicly apologized for the comments he made about Cruz in the heat of the battle, including allegations that he is "dishonest" and that his father was involved in the JFK assassination, but he recently said he considers the senator from Texas is a friend.

Meanwhile, Cruz said in an interview that was broadcast during the weekend that Trump is "the president" and that he has all his support in the US Senate. UU., Where seeks re-election.

Trump's claim that Cruz is a liar has followed him to his current career. In a debate last week, the nasty nickname with which Trump slapped him resurfaced on the lips of Cruz's opponent.

Supporters of Cruz and the president said outside the rally site on Monday that the assault has not done lasting damage, however, and the Republican senator has his votes in the current race.

Trump's claim that Cruz is a liar has followed him to his current career.

Trump's claim that Cruz is a liar has followed him to his current career.

Trump's claim that Cruz is a liar has followed him to his current career.

The president does not apologize for the bad nickname and his claim in 2016 that Cruz's father was an associate of Lee Harvey Oswald.

"I do not regret anything, honestly." Everything went very well, "he said Monday before his departure to Houston.

Trump said he believes Cruz will be the final winner of the race on Election Day.

"I think they wanted to see that I'm on their side, and I'm 100 percent," he said.

Thousands of Trump supporters, some of whom had waited almost 24 hours, jogged happily inside the Toyota Center in Houston while the president spoke in Washington, leaving behind camping chairs and sleeping bags, for the rally with the president who was Four hours away. From the beginning.

"We have, you have been reporting, over 100,000 people, they lined up two days ago and it's very exciting," the president said as he left the White House, combining the number of people who requested tickets with the estimated number of people. waiting outside the venue.

Taking the stage at the rally, Trump looked up and said: & # 39; Wow & # 39;

& # 39; I am happy to be back. Well, you treated me very well during a certain election two years ago.

Trump boasted of having attracted a "record crowd" and timidly commented that "it is true what they said: everything in Texas is bigger."

For many, it was the first time they saw the president in person who campaigned in the city once before and only six times in Texas, even today.

& # 39; We love, we love, we love our president. "It's saving the United States," said one Texan, Maryanne Howard, who slept outside the Houston rally on Sunday.

Howard had arrived hours before the start time of the rally when Trump campaigned at Woodlands in 2016, but said he did not arrive. "Then, I knew I had to get there early," he told DailyMail.com.

The Trump campaign transformed the scene into an all-day back door after approximately 100,000 people responded by a limited number of tickets for the president to speak in Texas in support of his only enemy, Ted Cruz.

Thousands of Trump supporters, some of whom had waited almost 24 hours, ran happily inside the Toyota Center in Houston on Monday afternoon

Thousands of Trump supporters, some of whom had waited almost 24 hours, ran happily inside the Toyota Center in Houston on Monday afternoon

Thousands of Trump supporters, some of whom had waited almost 24 hours, ran happily inside the Toyota Center in Houston on Monday afternoon

There are still hours left for the rally, Trump supporters lay on the camping chairs, and even on a loveseat.

There are still hours left for the rally, Trump supporters lay on the camping chairs, and even on a loveseat.

There are still hours left for the rally, Trump supporters lay on the camping chairs, and even on a loveseat.

Trump supports bats around a beach ball with the slogan of Trump MAGA - Make America Great Again

Trump supports bats around a beach ball with the slogan of Trump MAGA - Make America Great Again

Trump supports bats around a beach ball with the slogan of Trump MAGA – Make America Great Again

For many, it was the first time they saw the president in person who campaigned in the city once before and only six times in Texas, even today.

For many, it was the first time they saw the president in person who campaigned in the city once before and only six times in Texas, even today.

For many, it was the first time they saw the president in person who campaigned in the city once before and only six times in Texas, even today.

The Trump campaign transformed the scene into an all-day back door after approximately 100,000 people responded for a limited number of tickets

The Trump campaign transformed the scene into an all-day back door after approximately 100,000 people responded for a limited number of tickets

The Trump campaign transformed the scene into an all-day back door after approximately 100,000 people responded for a limited number of tickets

Food trucks lined the sand and a sound stage was installed near the front of the line that wound several blocks through the city and through a nearby park.

Food trucks lined the sand and a sound stage was installed near the front of the line that wound several blocks through the city and through a nearby park.

Food trucks lined the sand and a sound stage was installed near the front of the line that wound several blocks through the city and through a nearby park.

Food trucks lined the sand and a sound stage was installed near the front of the line that wound several blocks of the city and crossed a nearby park.

Jeff Beller, a resident of Austin, said he arrived at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday after learning that the number of people confirmed for the demonstration was five times greater than the allowed income.

"If I'm going to go, I'm going in," he said while outside the Toyota Center on Monday.

Beller came alone to the rally, but said he made friends in the place.

& # 39; Everyone is helping each other, taking care of their things, going to run food and everything. So it's been great, "he said. & # 39; Very strong camaraderie here. "It's nice to sit down and talk to people and feel comfortable sharing and sharing your feelings, you know we can not always do it now, these days in public."

The president's supporters began to form outside of the Toyota Center in Houston as early as 26 hours before the president was scheduled to speak before the tailgate that the Trump re-election committee announced on Sunday.

The president is campaigning for Cruz in the race for the Republican senator against Democratic opponent Beto O & # 39; Rourke.

"I think Beto O & # 39; Rourke is very overrated," he told reporters on Monday when he was leaving the White House. & # 39; What I heard from him, I thought it must be something a little special. He is not. I thought you hit him badly in the debates. I think he's a very overrated guy.

The president said he was prepared for the demonstration in support of Cruz, as well as

The president said he was prepared for the demonstration in support of Cruz, as well as

The president said he was prepared for the demonstration in support of Cruz, as well as

Trump's campaign transformed a Monday night rally into an all-day back door after approximately 100,000 people confirmed their attendance for a limited number of tickets to see the president speak in Texas

Trump's campaign transformed a Monday night rally into an all-day back door after approximately 100,000 people confirmed their attendance for a limited number of tickets to see the president speak in Texas

Trump's campaign transformed a Monday night rally into an all-day back door after approximately 100,000 people confirmed their attendance for a limited number of tickets to see the president speak in Texas

The president's supporters began to form outside the Toyota Center in Houston 24 hours before the start time of the rally.

The president's supporters began to form outside the Toyota Center in Houston 24 hours before the start time of the rally.

The president's supporters began to form outside the Toyota Center in Houston 24 hours before the start time of the rally.

Trump supporters camped overnight to reserve their seats, in front of the tailgate that the Trump re-election committee announced on Sunday.

Trump supporters camped overnight to reserve their seats, in front of the tailgate that the Trump re-election committee announced on Sunday.

Trump supporters camped overnight to reserve their seats, in front of the tailgate that the Trump re-election committee announced on Sunday.

The Toyota Center, which is the home of the Houston Rockets, can accommodate more than 18,000 people, according to the site's website, and accumulate 1,000 more in the floor space

The Toyota Center, which is the home of the Houston Rockets, can accommodate more than 18,000 people, according to the site's website, and accumulate 1,000 more in the floor space

The Toyota Center, which is the home of the Houston Rockets, can accommodate more than 18,000 people, according to the site's website, and accumulate 1,000 more in the floor space

The Trump campaign says it is setting up large screens outside in an overflow area outside

The Trump campaign says it is setting up large screens outside in an overflow area outside

The Trump campaign says it is setting up large screens outside in an overflow area outside

Once reserved for a stadium in Houston with a capacity for 8,000 people, the event has changed headquarters and is now expected to reach a maximum capacity of 19,000.

The Toyota Center, which is the home of the Houston Rockets, can accommodate more than 18,000 people, according to the site's website, and accumulate 1,000 more in the floor space.

Trump's campaign says he moved from NRG Arena to the great interior space after a "HUGE" and "unprecedented" request for tickets that exceeded 100,000 responses.

"This will be an epic rally," campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a tweet.

Parscale told Trump supporters: "My great team is setting up the first TAILGATER for the outside. So come all, room for all. Come see @realDonaldTrump inside or out!

Trump's campaign says he's setting up large screens outside in an overflow area for the unfortunate supporters who showed up too late to see the president's comments tonight at 6:30 p.m. local time.

"Inside and out, the excitement in this Trump rally will be as great as in Texas, it will be epic," Michael Glassner, the campaign's operations director, said in a statement.

The president said he was also prepared for the demonstration in support of Cruz, tweeting Monday morning: "Great night in Texas !!"

Trump's campaign says he moved from NRG Arena to the great interior space after a "HUGE" and "unprecedented" request for tickets that exceeded 100,000 responses.

Trump's campaign says he moved from NRG Arena to the great interior space after a "HUGE" and "unprecedented" request for tickets that exceeded 100,000 responses.

Trump's campaign says he moved from NRG Arena to the great interior space after a "HUGE" and "unprecedented" request for tickets that exceeded 100,000 responses.

The campaign manager, Brad Parscale, said in an update that in the afternoon, the campaign announced on Sunday will begin at 9 am Monday.

The campaign manager, Brad Parscale, said in an update that in the afternoon, the campaign announced on Sunday will begin at 9 am Monday.

The campaign manager, Brad Parscale, said in an update that in the afternoon, the campaign announced on Sunday will begin at 9 am Monday.

Cruz campaigned Sunday night in Houston, also, his hometown

Cruz campaigned Sunday night in Houston, also, his hometown

Cruz campaigned Sunday night in Houston, also, his hometown

Tonight is just the second Trump campaign in Houston, a major metropolitan in Texas that is home to more than 2 million people. It's his sixth time in Texas since he announced his candidacy in 2015 for president.

Earlier in the cycle, he promised to campaign for Cruz, an incumbent in danger of extinction, in Texas, despite his unpleasant rivalry of 2016, in the largest place available months after endorsing his former opponent.

I'm going to hold a big rally for Senator Ted Cruz in October. I'm choosing the largest stadium in Texas that we can find, "Trump wrote on Twitter, as you know, Ted has my full and complete support. Your opponent is a disaster for Texas – weak in the Second Amendment, Crime, Borders, Military and Veterinarians! & # 39;

Houston is Cruz's hometown. He gathered the supporters in the city on Sunday night.

For a state that is generally known to be conservative, it is known that Houston is moderately political. In other words, it's exactly the kind of audience that every candidate in the US Senate race. UU You need to reach in the last days of the campaign.

Trump's rally coincides with the start of early voting in Texas, where O & # 39; Rourke is giving Cruz, a rookie senator who campaigned in 2016 for the Republican nomination for president, a race for his money.

The Trump campaign initially said the October 22 rally will be held at the NRG Arena in Houston, Texas. The enclosure welcomes 8,000 people.

The Trump campaign initially said the October 22 rally will be held at the NRG Arena in Houston, Texas. The enclosure welcomes 8,000 people.

The Trump campaign initially said the October 22 rally will be held at the NRG Arena in Houston, Texas. The enclosure welcomes 8,000 people.

Cruz has an average advantage of seven points over his opponent, according to the last evaluation of Real Clear Politics. But an Emerson poll this month says the race is closer, and Cruz is only five points ahead of O & # 39; Rourke, a three-term congressman.

While the news networks covered the president's incredible participation in Cruz's rally on Monday morning, O & # 39; Rourke tried to maintain his momentum in the race by sending an email to supporters who said: "I am so encouraged, So optimistic, as I have always been.

"Participation in our rallies, the energy we see in every community in Texas, the excitement and commitment shown by people from all walks of life (Democrats, Independents and Republicans) is amazing," said the congressman.

The video posted on Twitter on Monday morning shows O & # 39; Rourke, 46, being harassed by fans who arrive just before early voting starts at the Metropolitan Multi-Services Center in Houston.

O & # 39; Rourke faced not only with his opponent but also with the president in the Texas race where he deployed the Trump 2016 nickname for Cruz, & # 39; Lyin & # 39; Ted & # 39 ;, in a recent debate. He infuriated the president at a city hall organized by CNN last week when he said he believes Trump's actions rise to the level of impeachment.

Trump truly responded on Twitter with insults such as O & # 39; Rourke is a "lightweight" and "a Flake" who is not as qualified as Cruz, 47, to represent the people of Texas.

Beto O & # 39; Rourke (left) attacked Ted Cruz in a scandalous Texas debate, calling him dishonest and resurrecting the nickname of the senator from 'Lyin & # 39; Ted & # 39;

Beto O & # 39; Rourke (left) attacked Ted Cruz in a scandalous Texas debate, calling him dishonest and resurrecting the nickname of the senator from 'Lyin & # 39; Ted & # 39;

Beto O & # 39; Rourke (left) attacked Ted Cruz in a scandalous Texas debate on Tuesday night in San Antonio, calling him dishonest and resurrecting the nickname of Senator & # 39; Lyin & # 39; Ted & # 39;

The president went to Cruz's defense after the debate in tweets, but did not try to back down the statements he made about the Republican in the heyday of the Republican Party primary two years ago.

The president came to Cruz's defense after the debate in tweets, but did not try to push back the comments he made about the Republican in the heyday of the Republican Party primary two years ago.

The president went to Cruz's defense after the debate in tweets, but did not try to back down the statements he made about the Republican in the heyday of the Republican Party primary two years ago.

He mocked O & # 39; Rourke in a Wednesday tweet as a & # 39; Flake & # 39; which is not in the same league & # 39; that the seat holder

He mocked O & # 39; Rourke in a Wednesday tweet as a & # 39; Flake & # 39; which is not in the same league & # 39; that the seat holder

He mocked O & # 39; Rourke in a Wednesday tweet as a & # 39; Flake & # 39; which is not in the same league & # 39; that the seat holder

The video posted on Twitter on Monday morning shows O & # 39; Rourke, 46, being harassed by fans who arrive just before early voting starts at the Metropolitan Multi-Services Center in Houston.

The video posted on Twitter on Monday morning shows O & # 39; Rourke, 46, being harassed by fans who arrive just before early voting starts at the Metropolitan Multi-Services Center in Houston.

The video posted on Twitter on Monday morning shows O & # 39; Rourke, 46, being harassed by fans who arrive just before early voting starts at the Metropolitan Multi-Services Center in Houston.

O & # 39; Rourke sits in a tent with college students who camped outside a polling place anticipating the first day of early voting in Houston, Texas.

O & # 39; Rourke sits in a tent with college students who camped outside a polling place anticipating the first day of early voting in Houston, Texas.

O & # 39; Rourke sits in a tent with college students who camped outside a polling place anticipating the first day of early voting in Houston, Texas.

O & # 39; Rourke refused to respond in kind in an interview that aired on ABC News on Sunday.

"The kind of bitterness, insults and partisanship that have unfortunately defined much of the national conversation," he replied, "you can add more or you can focus on the future."

The native of El Paso said in the town hall with CNN that he regrets having turned negative against Cruz in the debate in which he called him "Lyin Ted & # 39; after directing a positive campaign.

"It's not something I'm totally comfortable with, and maybe in the heat of the moment, I took a step too far," he said. "I do not know if that's the way I want to speak in this campaign."

In the debate in San Antonio, his last showdown with Cruz of the campaign, O & # 39; Rourke said the Republican senator is "dishonest" and would tell lies about his record.

"That's why the president called it 'Lyin & # 39; Ted & # 39 ;, and that's why the nickname got stuck, because it's true," he said.

Trump's hits on Cruz have followed him until his current career for the United States Senate.

Trump's hits on Cruz have followed him until his current career for the United States Senate.

Trump's hits on Cruz have followed him until his current career for the United States Senate.

Trump hit him back with a tweet that said "O'Rourke would ruin everything". for Texas.

"Ted Cruz has done a lot for Texas, including massive tax cuts and regulations, which has led Texas to the best employment figures in the history of the state. Watch your 2nd Amendment carefully, proclaimed Trump. O'Rourke would ruin everything! Ted has always had my strong backing!

Since 2016, the president and Cruz have formed an employment relationship, with Trump relying on Cruz, the former Texas attorney general, to help him nominate conservative judges.

But Cruz said there is still bad blood in his own ABC interview on Sunday.

Cruz would not call Trump a "friend," he referred to him simply as "the president."

"I work with the president to fulfill our promises," he explained.

Cruz said it would not be professional for him to put his personal feelings about Trump ahead of what he believes is best for the nation.

"We have to put aside our small differences and stand shoulder to shoulder," Cruz said.

Trump comes to the rescue of Cruz, although the two men had a particularly nasty fight in the election campaign about Cruz's father, Rafael, in 2016, and Cruz's wife, Heidi.

Trump comes to the rescue of Cruz, although the two men had a particularly nasty fight in the election campaign about Cruz's father, Rafael, in 2016, and Cruz's wife, Heidi.

Trump comes to the rescue of Cruz, although the two men had a particularly nasty fight in the election campaign about Cruz's father, Rafael, in 2016, and Cruz's wife, Heidi.

Trump said he would campaign for Cruz, whose seat in the Senate is in danger, despite their difference.

Trump said he would campaign for Cruz, whose seat in the Senate is in danger, despite their difference.

Trump said he would campaign for Cruz, whose seat in the Senate is in danger, despite their difference.

Outside the rally, supporters of Cruz and the president said it was time to move on from the 2016 elections.

"I do not think you have to be a friend," said Kathy Aulson, one of the campers, about the interview with ABC News. & # 39; Ted Cruz went to him and said: "I want to work with you." … That is what all Democrats must also do. He is our president. We will respect him and work with him while he is our president. Let him do it himself, what people ask him to do in the office … They do not respect him.

Still commenting on Cruz's comments, she said: & # 39; And he said that he is the president, I mean, I understand that. Él es. Necesitamos trabajar con él.

Howard, un residente de Kingwood, dijo sobre la ruptura: "Si él no fuera por nuestro presidente, yo no lo sería por Ted Cruz".

Ella dijo que Trump no necesita disculparse con Cruz por golpearlo. Me pregunto de qué mintió. Pero no creo que nuestro presidente haya mentido. El sabe algo "Él no hace las cosas", dijo de Trump.

Carol Jarrell, residente de Woodlands, agregó: 'Ambos son cristianos, están trabajando juntos para "Hacer que América sea genial otra vez". & # 39;

Los dos hombres tuvieron una relación especialmente combativa en 2016 que explotó, y Cruz dijo una vez que estaba más allá de la reparación, después de que Trump llegara después de que el padre de Cruz, Rafael, y su esposa, Heidi, estuvieran en campaña.

'Su padre estaba con Lee Harvey Oswald antes de que Oswald se disparara. Quiero decir, todo es ridículo ', dijo Trump a Fox News. '¿Qué es esto, justo antes de que le disparen, y nadie lo menciona? Ni siquiera hablan de eso. Eso fue informado, y nadie habla de ello.

Trump ha tomado la información de una historia de National Enquirer que afirmaba que el padre de Cruz era amigo del asesino del fallecido presidente John F. Kennedy.

El presidente dijo sobre el padre de Cruz: "Quiero decir, ¿qué estaba haciendo él? ¿Qué estaba haciendo con Lee Harvey Oswald poco antes de la muerte? ¿Antes del tiroteo?

La campaña de Cruz lo llamó 'otra historia de basura en un tabloide lleno de basura' en el momento del ataque.

En otro momento, Trump amenazó con "derramar los frijoles" sobre la esposa de Cruz, Heidi, y retwitteó un meme poco halagador de ella y su esposa, una ex modelo, Melania.

Trump también preguntó cómo Cruz podría ser un "cristiano evangélico cuando miente tanto y es tan deshonesto" y lo llamó "Lyin 'Ted" en repetidos ataques.

En un intento desesperado por noquear a Trump en los últimos días de la carrera, Cruz respondió llamándolo un "defensor de la serie", un "mentiroso patológico", un "narcisista" y "completamente amoral".

Se negó en un discurso en la Convención Nacional Republicana para respaldar a Trump después de ganar la nominación del Partido Republicano, ganando abucheos de los asistentes. Él, como el resto de los candidatos fallidos, había firmado un compromiso prometiendo respaldar al candidato final del Partido Republicano.

"No tengo el hábito de apoyar a las personas que atacan a mi esposa y atacan a mi padre", dijo Cruz al día siguiente. "Esa promesa no fue un compromiso general de que si vas y calumnias a mi esposa, voy a venir como un perrito servil por difamar a mi esposa y difamar a mi padre".

Trump dijo en respuesta que no quería el respaldo de Cruz y que no lo aceptaría, incluso si el senador de Texas lo ofreciera.

"Ted, quédate en casa, relájate, disfruta", le dijo Trump.

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