President-elect Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are the very definition of frenemies, only without much friendship. Associates by Cruz’s design, it’s safe to say that Trump and Cruz have had a whirlwind election season together.
Cruz, a candidate in the Republican presidential primary, was forced to confront the election drama on ABC’s “This Week.”
Host Martha Raddatz asked Cruz how he currently felt about Trump, considering he made statements such as “he lies practically every word that comes out of his mouth.”
Cruz told her, “I’m not going to re-litigate the past. I’m going to focus on the future. I’m going to focus on what’s in front of us.”
During Cruz’s speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Cruz told the crowds to “vote [their] conscience,” avoiding an outright endorsement of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Trump supporters were furious and booed the senator off of the stage.
Cruz explained himself to the Texas delegates the next day. There he said he could not in good faith endorse a man who had attacked his wife and his father as Trump had during the election. Cruz reminded the audience that he did not have anything negative to say about Trump in his speech the night before and that he had already expressed several times that he would not endorse the nominee.