Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzO'Brien on 2024 talk: 'There's all kinds of speculation out there' Ocasio-Cortez, Cruz trade jabs over COVID-19 relief: People 'going hungry as you tweet from' vacation McSally, staff asked to break up maskless photo op inside Capitol MORE (R-Texas) on Thursday said Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpVenezuela judge orders prison time for 6 American oil executives Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation 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.