During the 2016 primaries, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz battled, with Trump labeling Cruz “Lyin’ Ted” and the two assaulting each other as political rivals seeking for the same seat typically do.
However, once Trump was elected president, the two discovered common ground.
Cruz has become an ally of the former president despite his own political aspirations for the White House.
“I think he accomplished an enormous amount as president, and I was proud to work hand in hand with him in achieving results for the American people.” Cruz told Fox News Digital on Friday.
Cruz told Truth Gazette in 2021 that he would run for president “in a heartbeat” in 2024.
Cruz remarked in an interview that the 2016 election campaign was “the most fun I’ve ever had” and pointed out that the contest started with 17 candidates with himself “ending up placing second.”
Cruz said then that he was “happy in his number two slot, looking towards the future.”
“There is a historical explanation for why the runner-up is nearly always the following nominee. This has been the case dating back to Nixon, Reagan, McCain, and Romney, and it has occurred frequently. You enter with a tremendous basis of support.”
Cruz reportedly expressed his ambition to run for president in 2024 in 2022, stating that he would “absolutely” consider running if asked.
Now, during the midterm elections, Cruz speculates about the presidential contest of 2024.
Despite acknowledging that the media plays a significant role in political campaigns, the Texas congressman recently raged against the “unfair” media.
They are “open, naked, and shameless propagandists” aiming to “cover up the dismal failings of the Biden administration,” according to him.
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Cruz thinks that the media’s representation of former President Donald Trump does not reflect the views and stance of the American voters.
Citing the media’s “hatred” of Trump, Cruz said that voters are ready to “move back to the direction of common sense.”
In fact, AP News reported this month that “Across 31 states, two thirds of voters who have switched their official party registrations in the past year have switched to the Republican Party, according to voter registration data analyzed by The Associated Press.” CONTINUE READING…