from Zero Hedge:
Donald Trump’s former rival, Ted Cruz was roundly booed after failing to endorse Trump during an address to the Republican National Convention. Chris Christie went to town on Cruz: “It was an awful, selfish speech by someone who tonight, through the words he said on that stage, showed everybody why he has richly earned the reputation that he has on Capitol Hill.”
Update 3: Chris Christie unloaded on Cruz… (as Politico reports)
Chris Christie did not mince words for Ted Cruz after the Texas senator refused to endorse Donald Trump on the prime-time convention stage Wednesday night.
“It was an awful, selfish speech by someone who tonight, through the words he said on that stage, showed everybody why he has richly earned the reputation that he has on Capitol Hill,” Christie said to reporters on the floor of the convention.
The New Jersey governor put a formal voice to the many delegates who greeted Cruz’s failure to endorse Trump in his 23-minute speech with widespread boos.
“If you love our country and love your children as much as I know that you do, stand and speak and vote your conscience,” Cruz said. “Vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution.”
Christie mocked that rhetorical flourish. “I don’t understand how someone can present themselves as a person of integrity and then come into this room tonight and give that cute speech,” he said. “And that was cute.”
Update 2: Cruz’s actions appear to be backfiring…
Ted Cruz was turned away from entering Sheldon Adelson’s suite in the arena after the speech, @danabashCNN reports
— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) July 21, 2016
Update 1: RNC sources are reporting that Ted Cruz’ “speech was different than the version he gave RNC in advance.” Furthermore, officials and Cruz had to be physically separated after his speech.
As we detailed earlier, those who had predicted that the third day of the RNC would unveil with yet another scandal, they were right.
Moments ago, Donald Trump’s former rival, Ted Cruz was roundly booed after failing to endorse Trump during an address to the Republican National Convention, an obvious jab from the Texas lawmaker at the real estate mogul, who tormented him as “Lyin’ Ted” during the primary.
Instead of urging the crowd to vote for Tump, Cruz instead told delegates and voters to “vote your conscience” in November and never specifically said that people should cast their ballots for the Republican nominee. During the course of his speech, Cruz only mentioned Trump once, to congratulate him on getting the nomination.
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