Earlier today Republican U.S. Senator and failed presidential candidate Ted Cruz refused to endorse Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, confirming that the 2016 RNC Convention is an absolute clusterf–k.
The official theme of the penultimate night of the Republican National Convention was supposed to be “Make America First Again.”
And Ted Cruz didn’t disagree.
He just disagreed that putting Donald Trump first was the best way to do it.
In an emotional, precedent-shattering address Wednesday, Trump’s vanquished primary rival followed his own conscience — and pursued his own agenda — by refusing to endorse his party’s newly minted nominee while implicitly putting himself forward as an alternative party leader should Trump crash and burn in November.
Watch for yourselves:
As far as I can tell, what Ted Cruz did earlier today is unprecedented, and it speaks volumes about the disarray of the Republican Party.