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Ted Cruz Booed, Slammed by Trump for not Endorsing Him

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By    |   Thursday, 21 Jul 2016 08:19 AM

Ted Cruz was booed off the stage and then slammed by Donald Trump for not endorsing him during his speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, reported CNN.

Cruz, who finished second to Trump during the Republican primary season, mentioned Trump's name once in his speech, congratulating him on winning the nomination, said CNN.

"Don't stay home in November," the U.S. senator from Texas said toward the end of his speech. "Stand and speak and vote your conscience."

Cruz was booed off stage at Quicken Loans Arena for not endorsing Trump, but delegates cheered when Trump entered the arena at the end the speech.

Trump chided Cruz in a Twitter post Thursday morning.


Cruz had agreed to support the nominee if he wasn't selected, reiterating that pledge during an interview on "Meet the Press" in March.



ABC News said when the convention crowd came to the conclusion that Cruz would not endorse Trump, they began booing and chanting "We want Trump."

Former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli told ABC News that he escorted Heidi Cruz out of the arena when the booing intensified.

"People behind her were getting very ugly, and physically approaching her and Raphael, and it was not a pretty situation," Cuccinelli told ABC. "The decision was instantly made to not talk to media and get immediately out of the arena.

"People from my own delegation were physically approaching her while yelling at her. So, I physically moved media out of her way, and got in the way of my own delegation so she could clear by and get out of the arena," he said.

Cruz's failure to endorse Trump on Wednesday appeared to overshadow a speech made by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, his only major address at the RNC as Trump's vice presidential running mate.

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