Donald Trump helped the Republican Party come together Wednesday night by allowing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to speak at the convention and not endorse him, conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh said, Newsmax reports.
During his radio program Thursday, Limbaugh said he believes Trump had everything planned out — right down to the moment he walked into his box at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, which happened to be at the same time Cruz was getting booed for not endorsing the GOP’s presidential nominee.
With the Trump campaign saying it knew all along Cruz was not going to get behind Trump for president, Limbaugh said Trump was aware what he was doing.
“We may be seeing the actual first threads of unity build behind Donald Trump because of this,” Limbaugh said. “And it could well be that Trump has pulled off a masterful move letting all this happen.
“I think that the argument that he may have done that is sort of rubber-stamped by the fact that he walked into that convention hall at the exact moment that he knew Cruz was gonna be unloaded on by the audience. He walked into that convention hall last night to his box at the exact moment that it was gonna become, it did become clear to everybody that Cruz was not gonna endorse.”
Limbaugh said no other presidential candidate, from Bill Clinton to George W. Bush, would have allowed Cruz to address the convention knowing he was not going to call for members of the party to join forces and back Trump.
“This would not happen at any other convention. Nine o’clock slot? This is when prime time coverage begins,” Limbaugh said. “Cruz is No. 1, he’s not gonna endorse, the Trump campaign knew it. You saw those electronic glitches on the giant screen behind Cruz when he wasn’t making the endorsement? Those were not technical glitches. It was done on purpose. The Trump campaign knew. They were already in the process of distracting from Cruz.”
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