Tracked down by the media and asked again about when and if he will formally endorse Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, once again demonstrated that he is in no hurry to support his former rival.
On Wednesday, a CNN reporter asked Cruz about his plans to support Trump.
“As I said before, I am looking and listening and watching the candidates. I’m doing the same thing millions of voters are doing, and time will tell,” Cruz said, using similar language to what he told MSNBC in an interview Tuesday.
On Monday, he was asked about Trump by a group of reporters as he was entering an elevator.
Ted Cruz just stared blankly at us, as elevator doors slowly closed us out, when someone asked if he’ll ever endorse Trump.
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) June 6, 2016
“Ted Cruz just stared blankly at us, as elevator doors slowly closed us out, when someone asked if he’ll ever endorse Trump,” tweeted Jennifer Bendery of The Huffington Post.
During the Republican primary campaign, Trump called the senator “Lyin’ Ted,” mocked Cruz’s wife and even suggested Cruz’s father was involved with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Meanwhile, Cruz called Trump “utterly amoral” and a “pathological liar.”
Cruz has said he wants to have a role in adopting the party’s platform at its convention.
“There is no surprise in the simple fact that I am going to work to defend the conservative principles, the common sense principles that built this country. I think the platform should reflect those principles,” he told MSNBC. “People are struggling. People are angry with Washington. Much of this election reflects that anger, and I’m going to continue fighting as long as there is breath in my body to get government off of the backs of the working men and women of this country.”