• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

GOP Convention turns ugly as Ted Cruz faces insults for not endorsing Trump

By Oneindia Staff Writer
|

Cleveland, July 21: The Republican Party, which has been deeply polarised in this election year over the support for New York business tycoon Donald Trump, witnessed yet another low point on Wednesday (July 20)---the penultimate day of its convention which started here on Monday (July 18).

This time, it was centred around Texas Senator and one of Trump's fiercest rivals in the race to grab the nomination for the November 8 general election.

trump and cruz

An uproar broke out after it became clear that Cruz was in no mood to endorse Trump, who was eventually nominated as the Republican candidate for the election, and as hundred of delegates shouted "Vote for Trump!" and "Say It", he tried to see it as "enthusiasm of the New York delegation"---as per a New York Times report.

Trump himself was not far from Cruz as he was seen greeting and thanking delegates and supporters at the back of the convention hall.

Even Cruz's wife Heidi was not spared

Cruz was booed as he sought God's blessing on the country and left the stage. The upset supporters even booed and yelled at Heidi, the wife of Cruz who was escorted by the security members. Heidi had also seen her name getting dragged in the ugly spat that had cropped up between Cruz and Trump during the primaries. Even Trump's wife Melania Trump was not spared as a nude photograph of the former model became the source of a political controversy. [The great American fight: After Trump's penis size, the focus is now on his wife Melania's nude photo]

Cruz also faced insults as one woman called him a "Traitor" while he was turned away from entering the convention suite of a Las Vegas casion magnate, the NYT said.

The unpleasant scenes at the Republican Convention reminded many of the year 1964 when a moderate Republican Nelson Rockefeller was heckled for criticising Barry Goldwater---the party's nominee that year---in his speech in the convention.

Oneindia News

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more