The president isn’t one to hold a political grudge, particularly when it comes to securing victory over increasingly radical do-nothing Democrats. This week Mr. Trump is set to headline a barnstorm Texas-sized rally for his former GOP nomination rival, Senator Ted Cruz, in what many see as a final knockout punch against the insurgent Beto O’Rourke campaign.
In short, Trump is about to kick the hell out of O’Rourke as only Trump knows how.
Via Yahoo News:
In an appearance likely to provide fodder for millions of Tweets analyzing every word, facial expression, and nuance of body language, President Trump will hold a rally with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (formerly known as “Lyin’ Ted”) in Houston on Monday night.
Trump’s visit to Texas is aimed at revving up Republican enthusiasm in a race where Cruz, facing a stronger-than-expected challenge from Rep. Beto O’Rourke, has openly fretted that he could lose if conservatives don’t show up to vote in a potential Democratic wave election. A recent CNN poll found Cruz leading O’Rourke, a Democratic congressman from El Paso, by 7 points — a too-close-for-comfort margin in a deeply red conservative state where no Democrat has won statewide office since 1994.
…In the final weeks of the campaign, he (Cruz) has shifted the framing of his reelection campaign to tie his political fate more explicitly to Trump’s, describing the election as a referendum on the president in hopes of bolstering turnout among GOP voters who, polls suggest, trail Democrats in enthusiasm.
In recent days, Cruz has repeatedly reminded voters that O’Rourke has said he would vote to impeach President Trump — suggesting that it would spark political chaos and gridlock even worse than what was seen during the recent efforts to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. In the last week, Cruz said his rival, if elected, would play a central role in efforts to impeach Trump, leading to “two years of a partisan circus and a witch hunt on the president” and “utter chaos.”