A campaign event meant to energize supporters of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ended up quickly turning into a Donald Trump 2020 rally on Monday night.
While the event was billed as a rally to help the Texas senator’s campaign in a competitive Senate race against likable Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke, even Cruz appeared to know why he was really there – to stroke the president’s ego.
Toward the end of his remarks, Cruz went off on a tangent about helping re-elect the president in an election more that’s over two years from now.
“In 2020, Donald Trump will be overwhelmingly re-elected,” Cruz said about the man who waged vicious attacks on him and his family just two years ago.
Cruz: “In 2020 Donald Trump will be overwhelmingly reelected as president of the United States.”
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) October 22, 2018
As Jeff Zeleny of CNN noted, Cruz was clearly “the opening act.” This event was all about getting the Texas senator – a former Trump foe – to fawn over the president in front of a raucous MAGA mob.
The only Ted Cruz campaign signs here are ones his supporters smuggled in. This is a Trump 2020 rally and his team has pre-printed signs at every rally. A few spotted so far: Get out and Vote, Jobs Not Mobs, Women for Trump. Cruz is the opening act. This is a Trump rally.
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) October 22, 2018
Ted Cruz has fully sold out to Donald Trump
The Texas campaign event on Monday night was the most striking example yet of how Ted Cruz has completely sold out to Donald Trump.
It came just two short years after Trump dubbed Cruz “Lyin’ Ted” and attacked his wife and father. At the time, Cruz responded by calling Trump a “sniveling coward” and a “pathological liar.”
But the real sniveling coward was the Texas senator who stood behind a podium on Monday night to heap praise on this president and tell his constituents he will be nothing but a Trump puppet if he’s given another term in the Senate.