Donald Trump will speak on the final day of the Republican National Convention in a prime-time speech as part of an effort to salvage his convention. Rival Ted Cruz spoke yesterday, drawing boos from the crowd after failing to endorse Trump for president.
Cruz was quoted just moments ago as stating, “I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father.”
The convention displayed division among the Republican party after Cruz said to “vote your conscience” during his speech. Trump supporters booed the Texas Senator, and his wife was removed from the crowd by security amid the shouts from the crowd.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was quoted as saying, “I just think it was an awful performance.” Christie is a Trump advisor.
The convention did not go as planned for Trump, who had hoped Cruz would give him an endorsement. Trump’s wife Melania also led to disappointment when it was found that her speech had plagiarized a speech from Michelle Obama during the 2008 convention.
Trump will use his speech to try and rally the Republican party behind him on Thursday night. Trump did appear on stage with his running mate Mike Pence and seemed to try and distract the crowd from Cruz’s speech.