***2016 LiveWire*** TX Delegates Confront Cruz: ‘Your Word Is Your Bond’
Welcome to Breitbart News’s live updates of the 2016 Republican National Convention. Donald Trump accepts his party’s nomination tonight as he delivers his much-anticipated address. Ivanka Trump, Jerry Falwell Jr., RNC Chair Reince Priebus, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) will also be featured.
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11:37: Donald Trump Jr. says he heard last night from donors who wrote Cruz big checks that they will never write him checks ever again. He says Cruz tries to be “anti-establishment” but wanted to be with the Bushes. He says Cruz only became “anti-establishment” when he couldn’t get into the establishment because nobody liked him. Trump Jr. points out that Trump doesn’t lecture to people like Ted Cruz.
11:35: Donald Trump Jr. says on CNN that Cruz galvanized people behind Trump. He mocks people for throwing their credentials on the floor in front of cameras to get publicity.
11:30: Spicer says the pledge has gone back several election cycles. When asked if Cruz was “selfish” and “reneged” on the pledge, Spicer says yes to both. He accuses Cruz of siding with Hillary Clinton because it’s a binary choice. He says if you’re not with Trump/Pence, you’re with Clinton. Spicer says Cruz may have a problem with Trump, but Pence is the strongest conservative vice presidential pick the GOP has had in a long time. And it says a lot about Cruz that he doesn’t realize that.
[Why are the media assuming Trump will lose and talking about 2020 stories? And why are Republican folks on TV not correcting them and saying, ‘don’t you mean 2024?'”]
11:25: RNC’s Chief Strategist Sean Spicer says Cruz understands the importance of the Supreme Court and it’s important to understand the “greater good” when you come the convention. He says you shouldn’t come to somebody’s event and not support Trump.
[Not sure if he would ever take the position or if it would be offered, but Spicer would make a great White House Comms. Director/Press Secretary if Trump wins. During the 2012 election, he was more effective vouching for Romney than Romney’s spokespeople.]
11:13: Omarosa in Cleveland for Trump:
— DC GOP (@DCGOP) July 21, 2016
11:07: Coulter: Voters should get news from Breitbart News
Coulter, commenting about Fox News, says Fox News (like “telling a diabetic we’re giving you insulin when we’re giving you salt and sugar”) was often worse than MSNBC because they were pushing “amnesty” and horrible trade deals as the “conservative” network. She says people should just get their news from Breitbart News, which has covered issues that Fox News has been ignoring.
11:03: On Breitbart News’s live broadcast, Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief makes a great point in his interview with Ann Coulter that Cruz blamed Trump for the violent Chicago but Cruz can’t get over a re-Tweet. Coulter says you don’t see either of them on mainstream TV because they were the only two who got Trump right from the beginning of the primary season.
11:00: Interesting. Ken Cuccinelli changing his tune.
— Chris Lawrence (@clawrencenbc) July 21, 2016
— Chris Lawrence (@clawrencenbc) July 21, 2016
10: 39: Pence vows to win Pennsylvania:
— Chris Snyder (@ChrisSnyderFox) July 21, 2016
Ted Cruz talks about the Constitution but doesn't say that if the Dems win the Presidency, the new JUSTICES appointed will destroy us all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 21, 2016
10:11: On MSNBC, Hugh Hewitt claims Ted Cruz “hit a home run” last night. He claims Cruz “set the bar very high for Donald Trump tonight.” [Memo to Hewitt: voters don’t care about how “well” someone sounds while litigating cases before the Supreme Court. Sounding “well” probably means a candidate will have a tough time connecting with regular people who don’t speak like lawyers.]
— The Hill (@thehill) July 21, 2016
Former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) says Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has no political future after refusing to endorse Donald Trump.
“Cruz’s broken pledge to support the will of the people tonight was one of those career-ending ‘read my lips’ moments,” she said late Wednesday in a statement to Breitbart News.
10:00: When Esquire’s vile Charles Pierce lavishes praise on you, you may be doing something wrong.
— Charles P. Pierce (@ESQPolitics) July 21, 2016
9:47: The Texas delegate who confronted Cruz at today’s breakfast tells CNN that she is “very upset about Sen. Cruz.”
When asked about Cruz’s comments, Geraldine Sam, a former black mayor of La Marque, Texas, says she was called the N-word, etc. but she still loves her city and there are some things that you just have to “get over.” She accuses Cruz of lying to her.
She says she came into the convention as a Cruz delegate and she expected Cruz to support the party’s nominee. She says she grew up believing that your word is your bond. She says Cruz lost credibility and says he should not have made that promise if he was not going to honor it.
9:45: Manafort tells reporters in Cleveland the Cruz’s speech was the only that was poorly receive. Manafort says Cruz, a “strict constructionist,” choose not to accept the pledge.
9:25: When Cruz is challenged about not honoring the pledge, he says the pledge was not a “blanket commitment” and he will not be a “servile puppy dog” and endorse someone after maligned his wife and father. A Texas delegate screams at him, “Your word is your bond.”
9:20: Cruz says he saw a word cloud and the dominant word in his speech was “freedom.” He says Republicans will lose if the dominant word in November is “Hillary” or “email server.”
[Cruz thinks the electorate only consists of “Smart Set” philosophers.]
9:17: More proof that Cruz sounds like a programmed robot at times on the campaign trail, he rails against Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader McConnell.
[Memo to Cruz: Boehner is no longer in Congress.]
9:15: Cruz says the way to win is to talk about freedom and not about Clinton and Trump. Cruz makes a false comparison re: Republicans asking him to support David Dewhurst. [That was before the election. Cruz defeated Dewhurst in the primary and Dewhurst supported him in the general election.]
Texas delegate yells as Cruz, “the party has spoken.”
9:13: Cruz says he’s not voting for Hillary but won’t say if he is voting for Trump. He says he’s going to be listening to Trump’s speech and watching how he and is campaign to conduct themselves to make the decision whether to vote for Trump. He again says he doesn’t “intend” to criticize and throw rocks at Trump. He says every one of us has to “follow our conscience.”
9:11: Cruz is asked why he didn’t endorse Trump while speaking to Texas delegates. He says what he wanted to do last night is lay out the principles we should stand for as Republicans. He says he didn’t say a single negative word about Trump. He says he doesn’t “INTEND” to say negative things about Donald Trump.