Cruz-Trump Standoff Shows Some Signs of Thawing

Cruz-Trump Standoff Shows Some Signs of Thawing

Earlier Wednesday, Jeff Roe, Cruz's campaign manager, suggested that Cruz was beginning to warm up to Trump's scripted, on-message statements, according to Texas Tribune reporter Patrick Svitek.

"Congress should act to prevent Americans who have travelled overseas for training from returning here, and to stop the flow of refugees from hotbeds of terrorism in the Middle East that President Obama is determined to bring to our country", Cruz, who has been a vocal critic of the Obama administration's terrorism policy, said in a statement on Monday. He predicted Cruz would have "an answer before Election Day" and said that Trump's improved campaign of late has been "helpful". Texas Congressman Mike McCaul is seen as a possible rival to Cruz in the next election cycle, and he has been sharply critical of Cruz's failure to back the Republican presidential nominee.

Roe also said that Cruz's unequivocal opposition to Clinton and resistance to being a write-in candidate are "limiting his options on where he's going to go if he makes a decision".

Later in the day, the Trump campaign issued a press release backing the lonely fight Cruz has been waging in the Senate to stop the Obama administration from giving up US oversight over the internet's master directory of web addresses. "He would just end up being a Trump Chump", he added said. Critics say the plan would open up the Web to censorship by nations like China and Russian Federation.

It was not clear whether Cruz planned to offer a full endorsement or simply to announce that he planned to vote for Trump in November.

On Twitter, Cruz quickly thanked Trump, saying he appreciated the nominee's "support of our efforts to keep the internet free". Just before Cruz suspended his presidential campaign, Trump accused Cruz's father of working with Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. What he said in terms of not supporting the nominee.

The Examiner said that Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier indicated the senator is still weighing whether to endorse Trump. The line was swallowed in boos from the Trump supporters on the convention floor.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) has renewed his call for a ban on refugees entering the U.S.in the wake of the bombings in New York City and New Jersey and the stabbing attack in Minnesota.

On Tuesday, McCaul was blunter and harsher in his condemnation of Cruz for failing to endorse Trump and for delivering a speech at the convention in which he pointedly refused to endorse Trump, instead counseling Republicans to "vote your conscience", a loaded comment at a convention in which "conscience" was a code word for delegates seeking a way out of voting for Trump.

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