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Trump: Wouldn't accept Cruz nod if offered

Posted at 10:14 AM, Jul 22, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) — Donald Trump is saying he would not accept Ted Cruz's endorsement if it was offered.

Trump, speaking to supporters in Cleveland the morning after accepting the Republican nomination for president, said Cruz "may have ruined his political career" with his convention speech.

Cruz declined to endorse Trump Wednesday night and was booed by the arena crowd when he urged Republicans to "vote your conscience."

Trump did not touch upon the incident in his convention speech. But he changed course Friday morning, gleefully recalled that Cruz "was booed off the stage."

"I like Ted, he's fine," Trump said. "But I don't want his endorsement. If he gives it, I will not accept it."