In what is one of the most spectacular heel-to-face turns in political history, Ted Cruz laid the smack down on Trump at Wednesday night’s Republican National Convention.
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Rabid Trump supporters greeted Cruz with a standing ovation.
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Their love wouldn’t last.
Cruz not only refused to tag Trump, he put the RNC in a half-nelson, telling people to vote with their conscience this November.
To those listening, please don't stay home in November. If you love our country, stand and speak and vote your conscience #RNCinCLE
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 21, 2016
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A slap in the face to Donald, who obviously has no conscience at all.
If you take "vote your conscience" as an insult to your candidate, perhaps take a moment to think why that is.
— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) July 21, 2016
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Fans turned on Cruz. There was so much hate in the room that his final words were drowned out by a chorus of boos and insults
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 21, 2016
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Cruz is no stranger to being the most hated man in the room. However, if these kinds of people don’t like you, you’re probably doing something right.
Just a little salute they teach you in youth camp.
The way he has been treated by his own party, Ted was bound to reach a breaking point.
All Cruz needed to was a chance to stand-up for himself. That chance came last night.
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Like any good guy, Ted Cruz needs a catchphrase. But I think he’s already found his. See.
Vote your conscience. https://t.co/xahMq2sU1q
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 21, 2016
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Are there any words that more unnerve a Trump supporter than "vote your conscience"? What does that say about the GOP nominee?
— Jay Nordlinger (@jaynordlinger) July 21, 2016