Just when you thought things couldn’t get any crazier at the 2016 Republican National Convention, Sen. Ted Cruz took the stage Wednesday (July 20) and first whipped the crowd into a frenzy, then left to a chorus of boos. It was quite the speech.
After promoting party unity, Republican values and seemingly even inclusion — “gay or straight, the Bill of Rights protects the rights of all of us to live according to our conscience” — Cruz still could not openly endorse Donald Trump for president.
“If you love our country and love your children as much as I know that you do, stand and speak and vote your conscience,” says Cruz. “Vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution.”
He then left the stage as the boos rained down on him from all sides.
While many on Twitter thought it was a mistake to not endorse Trump, there were many others who think Cruz just made his bid for 2020 with that speech. There are also others who simply applaud his supreme trolling skills.