As Republican Party tries to heal wounds, discord rules at convention

Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks during the third night of the Republican National Convention in ClevelandBy Ginger Gibson and Emily Stephenson CLEVELAND (Reuters) – Ted Cruz was recounting to an audience how he had outlasted most of his 16 rivals for the Republican presidential nomination when a plane carrying the man who had won it all, Donald Trump, flew overhead, interrupting him mid-speech. “All right, that was pretty well-orchestrated,” said Cruz, a Republican U.S. senator from Texas who waged a bitter campaign against Trump. Hours later Cruz would take his revenge, refusing to endorse Trump during a prime-time speech on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

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