BREAKING NEWS

Trump and former rival Ted Cruz rally together ahead of election

HOUSTON - US President Donald Trump set aside his old feud with Senator Ted Cruz on Monday and headlined a packed rally to help the fellow Republican in his tight race in Texas with rising Democratic star Beto O'Rourke just two weeks before the Nov. 6 elections.

During the 2016 campaign when both were competing for the Republican presidential nomination, the race grew bitter at times, with Trump dubbing Cruz "Lyin' Ted" and Cruz calling Trump a "sniveling coward."

Monday's rally in Houston was the first time Trump threw all his muscle into helping Cruz fend off O'Rourke, even though Cruz has opened a lead in opinion polls on O'Rourke.

"God bless Texas, and God bless President Donald Trump," Cruz said in opening remarks at a jammed Toyota Center arena.

Subscribe for our daily newsletter
Subscribe for our daily newsletter

By subscribing I accept the terms of use