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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Ted Cruz is blocked from Sheldon Adelson suite in Cleveland, Adelsons 'stunned and disappointed' in Cruz who has long sought the support of the GOP megadonors-CNN


 
7/20/16, Trump with the Adelsons in their suite in Cleveland after speeches, "Andy Abboud @AndyAbboud The Adelson's with their choice for President!

7/21/16, "Cruz booed," CNN, Theodore Schleifer and Stephen Collinson

"Blocked from Adelson suite"

"Cruz's rebuke ignited a hot scene around the senator as soon as he left the stage. People averted their eyes from Cruz and his wife as they walked with their security detail on the skybox level of boisterous Republicans.
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On the donor suite level, people approached Cruz and insulted him, a source told CNN's Dana Bash. One state party chairman reacted so angrily that he had to be restrained.
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Cruz, who has long sought the support of GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson, was turned away when he tried to enter Adelson's suite. Andy Abboud, a senior aide to the Las Vegas casino magnate, said Cruz was initially invited to come up to visit the Adelsons, but when he failed to endorse Trump the invitation was rescinded.
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"We could not allow Ted Cruz to use the Adelsons as a prop against Donald Trump," he added. "The Adelsons support Donald Trump and made that clear. They like Ted Cruz, but there was no way the Adelsons were going to be the first stop after not endorsing. That would be disrespectful to our nominee."
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Trump did stop by the suite, and Abboud tweeted out a picture of Trump with Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson. [above]
Trump, whose insults of Cruz were a constant on the campaign trail over the past year, tweeted that Cruz didn't honor the pledge GOP candidates had signed to back the eventual Republican nominee. 
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- a former presidential candidate and now a Trump backer -- blasted Cruz's speech in an interview with Bash. 
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"I think it was awful," Christie said. "And quite frankly, I think it was something selfish. And he signed a pledge. And it's his job to keep his word."...
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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who accepted the nomination as Trump's vice presidential nominee at the end of Wednesday's session, sidestepped when asked about Cruz's speech.
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"I am just grateful for all the support we are receiving and I am excited about the future," Pence said.
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Eric Trump's reaction: "The audience didn't seem to like it right?"
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Asked about the impact of the non-endorsement, Eric Trump responded, "I don't think it makes any difference in the world."
Hillary Clinton's campaign seized on Cruz's speech as well, tweeting: "Vote your conscience" with a link to her website.
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"In the end, each individual has a duty to the nation that transcends the duty to themselves,' Black said. "That's where he failed...He failed the nation."
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Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona, who backed Cruz, told CNN he was "disappointed" by Cruz' speech.
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On him saying "vote your conscience", Franks said, "for the people in this room, a vote of conscience is a Trump vote.
Michigan GOP Rep. Bill Huizenga, a former Marco Rubio supporter, called Cruz' speech "a mistake." 
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Huizenga said it was also a mistake for the Trump campaign to give Cruz a coveted prime-time speaking slot without some type of "pre-condition" that he would formally endorse Trump. 
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Jonathan Barnett, a Republican national committeeman from Arkansas, walked off the floor after Cruz's speech.
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"He's self-centered. It's all about Ted Cruz. All he did is ruin his political career," Barnett said. "I think he's finished."
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Arizona delegate Bruce Ash expressed a similar sentiment.
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"Cruz missed his moment. All he had to do was say 'Trump' and he used the dog whistle for 'conscience.' A very disappointing message," Ash texted."...



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