Yesterday a spokesman for Ted Cruz vehemently denied reports that Cruz was in negotiations with the Trump campaign to speak at the Republican Convention. But Cruz met privately with Trump this afternoon and is now singing a different tune:
“We had a positive and productive meeting this morning with Donald Trump. Donald asked me to speak at the Republican convention, and I told him I’d be happy to do so,” Cruz told reporters.
When asked what else they discussed during the meeting, which took place at the National Republican Senatorial Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill, Cruz said there was no talk about any endorsement at this point. “There was no discussion of any endorsement,” Cruz said. “He asked me if I would speak at the convention and I said I’d be very glad to do so.”
“I’m going to urge Americans to get back to the Constitution. To change the path we’re on,” Cruz said when asked what he will speak about. “Eight failed years of the Obama-Clinton economy. Eight failed years of a presidency disregarding the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Eight failed years of a commander in chief not protecting America and keeping us safe from radical Islamic terrorism.”
According to the right wing Washington Times, Trump asked for Cruz’s “counsel” on judicial appointments. Egad.