Cruz accepts Trump’s invitation to speak at convention

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Thursday said Donald Trump 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.

{mosads}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.


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