Boos Heard as Ted Cruz Finishes Speech at Republican National Convention

Posted on July 20, 2016

Ted Cruz spoke at the Republic National Convention in Cleveland tonight. He declined to endorse the nominee Donald Trump. Trump and Cruz were rivals during the primary contest.

Cruz told the audience members to vote their conscience. Cruz's reluctance to endorse Trumps resulted in loud boos. Cruz said at one point, "I appreciate the enthusiasm of the New York delegation."

Donald Trump entered the stadium near the end of Cruz's speech, possibly to draw attention away from Cruz. Trump later tweeted, "Wow, Ted Cruz got booed off the stage, didn't honor the pledge! I saw his speech two hours early but let him speak anyway. No big deal!"

Here is a clip with the boos during Cruz's speech: