Elec­tion: Ted Cruz booed for fail­ing to back Don­ald Trump

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS -

Texas Se­na­tor Ted Cruz was booed as he failed to en­dorse Don­ald Trump as the US Repub­li­can nom­i­nee, dur­ing a speech at the party con­ven­tion in Cleve­land.

Mr Cruz only went as far as con­grat­u­lat­ing the man who had been his bit­ter ri­val in the pri­mary con­tests.

An­gry chants of “We want Trump!” and “En­dorse Trump!” grew louder as the se­na­tor came to the end of his speech. In­di­ana Gov­er­nor Mike Pence then took cen­tre stage to give his vice-presidential ac­cep­tance speech.

Mr Pence praised Mr Trump’s record as a busi­ness­man and said the coun­try had “but one choice” in Novem­ber. “It’s change ver­sus the sta­tus quo, and when Don­ald Trump is pres­i­dent, the change will be huge,” he said.

But Mr Cruz is likely to steal the head­lines af­ter stok­ing the rage of the con­ven­tion, to such an ex­tent that his wife Heidi had to be es­corted from the floor.

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