While Cruz backs Trump; Clinton exposes Trump’s lies
After many months of silence, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas announced Friday that he would be voting for Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election. Cruz ran against Trump for the Republican nomination in what was seen by many as bitter and tough race that included Trump insulting Cruz’s father and wife.
At the Republican National Convention, Cruz gave a speech in which he did not endorse Trump, for which he was met with boos from the audience. Pundits are crediting Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, for bringing Cruz onto their side. Pence reportedly spoke at length with Cruz several times. Cruz cited the Supreme Court as a major reason for his support of Trump. “We know, without a doubt, that every Clinton appointee would be a left-wing ideologue. Trump, in contrast, has promised to appoint justices in the mold of Scalia,” he said.
On Friday, the Trump campaign released a list of possible nominees to the Supreme Court, including Senator Mike Lee of Utah, who is one of Cruz’s allies in Congress.
The endorsement from Cruz comes three days before the first Presidential Debate. Both candidates have been preparing for the debate with Hillary Clinton, calling together a special press conference.
During the conference, the Clinton campaign called on the debate moderator, the press and the American voting public to fact check Trump. The campaign released 19 pages of fact checked lies told by Trump.
Jennifer Palmieri, the Clinton campaign communications director, said, “Debates are about each candidate laying out their vision for America, not making things up. Donald Trump has shown a clear pattern of repeating provably false lies and hoping no one corrects him. Voters and viewers should keep track: any candidate who tells this many lies clearly can’t win the debate on the merits.”