During the 2016 presidential campaign, things got downright ugly between Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).
Trump went after Cruz for his previous dual citizenship (up until 2014, Cruz also held citizenship status in Canada, which he denounced).
It also got into a personal insult battle, which, according to Paul Manafort’s upcoming book, Trump apologized for after the campaign was over.
Can’t Endorse Him
The cut from Trump hit Cruz pretty deep.
So deep, in fact, Cruz said that he could not endorse Trump.
Manafort, in his book, wrote, “On his own initiative, Trump did apologize for saying some of the things he said about Cruz, which was unusual for Trump.”
Those “things” were in calling Cruz’s wife “ugly” and some disparaging remarks about Cruz’s father.
Trump reportedly apologized before the convention, with Cruz agreeing to work with Trump, but not endorse him.
When Cruz gave his RNC speech, with an endorsement noticeably missing from his speech, Trump was reportedly livid backstage.
Trump’s outburst overshadowed Cruz’s speech, and it took months before the two of them put their difference in the rearview.
They both eventually buried the hatchet, with Cruz being one of Trump’s fiercest supporters from that point forward.
I suspect that if Trump runs and wins again, Cruz will be rewarded with a lofty position in the administration.
Source: New York Post