President Donald Trump, via Twitter, announced he'll be coming to Texas in October to campaign for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.
”I will be doing a major rally for Senator Ted Cruz in October,” the president tweeted. ”I’m picking the biggest stadium in Texas we can find. As you know, Ted has my complete and total Endorsement.”
The tweet goes on to say the Cruz's Democratic opponent, El Paso Congressman Beto O'Rourke, would be ”a disaster for Texas.”
From the campaign trail, Cruz tweeted back that he was happy the president plans to come to Texas.
”Terrific! Texas will be glad to see you,” Cruz said on the social media platform. ”Working together, we’ve won major victories for the people of Texas: historic tax cuts, repealing job-killing regulations, rebuilding the military & confirming strong constitutionalist judges. And as a result, the Texas economy is booming!”
Cruz and Trump are now political allies on most issues. But during the 2016 presidential primary season, Trump nicknamed the last man standing between him and the Republican nomination ”Lyin' Ted.” For his part, Cruz once called Trump ”a sniveling coward.”
Word of the planned presidential visit comes at a time when a spate of polls show a tight race. One, by Emerson College, show Cruz with just a 1 percentage point lead.
Democrats were quick to seek to turn the Trump visit to O'Rourke's advantage.
”Ted Cruz is so scared of Beto O'Rourke that he needs help from serial liar Donald Trump — the man who said his father killed JFK, called his wife ugly, and called him a lying loser,” the party said in an email.
Source: El Paso Times