Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBarr: 'I haven't looked into' whether Ukraine meddled in 2016 election Houston police chief excoriates McConnell, Cornyn and Cruz on gun violence FBI head rejects claims of Ukrainian 2016 interference MORE (R-Texas) on Thursday said Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate US sending 20,000 troops to Europe for largest exercises since Cold War Barr criticizes FBI, says it's possible agents acted in 'bad faith' in Trump probe MORE invited him to speak at this month’s Republican National Convention, and that he accepted the offer.

"We had a positive and productive meeting this morning with Donald Trump. Donald asked me to speak at the Republican convention and I told him I would be happy to do so," Cruz told ABC News.


The two met privately after Trump’s meeting with the Senate GOP caucus Thursday morning.

Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, and Cruz were bitter rivals during the presidential primary, lobbing personal attacks at each other and even dragging the other’s wife into the race.

"There was no discussion of any endorsement," Cruz added. 

Cruz’s campaign added in a statement that Trump asked Cruz for advice on judicial nominations, which Cruz agreed to provide.

“Mr. Trump also asked Sen. Cruz for his counsel on future judicial nominations, and Cruz responded he would continue to do everything he can to help ensure principled constitutionalists on the courts,” a spokesperson said.

— Updated at 3:49 p.m.