Previous Running Mate Endorses Trump

Ted Cruz took to Facebook on Friday to announce his decision to support Republican nominee, Donald Trump. He said he prayed and thought hard about this decision and followed through with his promise to back the Republican nominee this year. Go to Buzzfeed for more information on why Cruz withheld support until now. Cruz says he based his decision on this previous promise to back the Republican nominee and his desire to beat Hillary Clinton at all costs. This decision has already caused a fall in Senator Cruz’s popularity in Texas. The backlash from his statement of support could affect his upcoming 2018 senatorial reelection.
Trump has claimed that he is honored to accept this support when previously this summer, he claimed he would never accept Cruz’s backing. The relationship between these two men up to this point has been hateful at best. Some could see the mending of fences happening with these two through recent events. Cruz publicly thanked Trump on twitter for endorsing him on a government funding bill. Trump put Sen. Mike Lee on a list of potential for the Supreme Court. Cruz’s campaign manager even hinted at the upcoming show of support by telling voters that Sen. Cruz was thinking about his choice daily. Many believed that Cruz would not flip to support Trump after holding out so long past the other primary republican nominees.

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