Note that this tweet from the Daily Beast’s Tim Mak was posted at the beginning of Ted Cruz’s RNC speech Wednesday night.
This lovey dovey Cruz is new
— Tim Mak (@timkmak) July 21, 2016
As everyone knows by now, “lovey dovey” Cruz didn’t hang around on stage very long. Things turned ugly after it became clear that Cruz not only wasn’t going to endorse Donald Trump, but instead urged the audience to hit the polls in November and essentially vote for every Republican on the ballot not named Trump.
Chris Christie, who became cozy with Trump very early on in the campaign cycle, declared Cruz’s speech “awful.”
Chris Christie tells @DanaBashCNN that Cruz's speech was "awful and selfish."
— Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) July 21, 2016
Christie to reporters on convention floor on Cruz snub: "By the end of the speech the crowd was waiting for him to do the right thing."
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) July 21, 2016
— Ex-GOP Hilary (@hplem) July 21, 2016
By now, pretty much everyone has reminded Christie of his 2012 speech.
— Stephanie Lucianovic (@grubreport) July 21, 2016
— Tanner Bouchie (@TannerBouchie) July 21, 2016
— Deborah Charney (@queendebbina) July 21, 2016
— JD (@JEDBPK) July 21, 2016
— Jennifer (@JennieMellie) July 21, 2016
— J.A. Schneider (@JASchneider204) July 21, 2016
— Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) July 21, 2016
@stephenfhayes that was the worst thing Christie could have done.. the way to play it was to brush it off and say thanks for the congrats!
— barbisuperstar (@barbasuperstar) July 21, 2016
— Jacki Vinson (@jackivinson) July 21, 2016
— mike (@mikecgrimes) July 21, 2016
Speaking of hugs, CNN reports that someone in the donor box needed a good, strong hug from security working the room.
— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) July 21, 2016
Cruz called a disgrace at donor suite and one critic had to be restrained by security, per CNN reporting
— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) July 21, 2016
One woman expelled for screaming "Say his name!! You say his name!!" repeatedly https://t.co/bFzzPhHOox
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) July 21, 2016
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) July 21, 2016
— Eileen (@mylifeback) July 21, 2016
The salty, cholesterol-laden tears of Chris Christie are delicious.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 21, 2016
If true, and it’s been reported by a few sources, this is just horrible:
Ken Cuccinelli told me he cleared the way for Heidi Cruz to leave because of "all the people physically approaching her, berating her."
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 21, 2016