Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s Republican National Convention speech may have originally contained a line concerning an endorsement of Donald Trump by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), The New Yorker reported.
The magazine posted a picture of the teleprompter during Gingrich’s appearance following Cruz. The monitor contains the line, “Senator Ted Cruz in particular made the key point that we need to elect the Trump-Pence Republican ticket,” as seen below.
Here's a better shot of what Newt's monitor said regarding Cruz's endorsement of Trump-Pence. pic.twitter.com/eHC4UDxLkj
— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) July 21, 2016
But the Tea Party lawmaker failed to endorse Trump, or even mention him by name more than once, prompting boos from the audience and an angry reaction online.
Instead, Gingrich said, “To paraphrase Ted Cruz, if you want to protect the Constitution of the United States, the only possible candidate this fall is the Trump-Pence Republican ticket.”
According to Talking Points Memo, the remarks were not part of the prepared statements sent to the press by convention officials.
Watch footage from Gingrich’s speech, as posted online, below.
Trump approves of North Korea missile tests: ‘I have no problem’ because they’re just ‘short-range missiles’
On Thursday, in conversation with reporters, President Donald Trump said that he had 'no problem' with North Korea's new round of missile tests.
"Short-range missiles, we never made an agreement on that," said Trump. "I have no problem, we'll see what happens, but these are short-range missiles. They're very standard."
The thought that short-range missiles would still be capable of hitting our allies in the region, like South Korea and Japan, does not seem to have occurred to him.
Trump says he has "no problem" with North Korea testing missiles because they are just "short-range missiles" that are "very standard." pic.twitter.com/fdKtQ6yrBE
Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls
But one conclusion was unequivocal: Russia unleashed an extensive campaign of fake news and disinformation on social media with the aim of distorting U.S. public opinion, sowing discord and swinging the election in favor of the Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.