Trump On Cruz: The RNC Crowd Would’ve ‘Ripped Him Off The Stage’

July 24, 2016 1:45 p.m.

Donald Trump surmised that the crowd at the Republican National Convention would’ve “ripped” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) off the stage had he not entered when he did.

Trump reportedly stated on Showtime’s “The Circus,” that he wish he had waited to enter the arena because Cruz would’ve been booed off the stage. Cruz took the stage at the RNC, asking the audience to “vote your conscience,” but not endorsing Trump.

“I walked in and the arena went crazy,” Trump said, as flagged by Politico. “Because there’s great unity in the Republican Party, and people don’t know it. Had I not walked in, I think that audience would have ripped him off the stage. I think I did him a big favor.”

Trump got to read the speech beforehand, but thought it wasn’t “very good.” Trump said he thought it would’ve been a bigger deal to kick him out of the speaking lineup, and that it didn’t make a big different to have his endorsement.

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