The Donald Trump camp reportedly orchestrated boos against Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz ended his speech at Wednesday night’s Republican National Convention to boos from the convention floor and chants of “Endorse Trump!” This may not have been spontaneous outrage at Cruz’s failure to congratulate but not endorse Donald Trump.

SOURCE: RNC threatened negative stories against Cruz if he refused to endorse.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) July 21, 2016

SOURCE: The Trump camp knew this morning Cruz would not endorse and told Cruz’s camp they’d orchestrate booing if he refused.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) July 21, 2016

Two sources tell me Trump team actively whipped the “boos” at the end of Cruz speech
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) July 21, 2016

That’s not to say that there wasn’t genuine anger at the Republican convention.

CNN reports that a man in a donor suite had to be restrained from assaulting Ted Cruz after he entered it after his speech.
— Conor Friedersdorf (@conor64) July 21, 2016

But the vanquished #NeverTrump conservatives appreciated Cruz’s stand in Donald Trump’s arena.

Ted Cruz earned the most honorable boos at a GOP convention since those for Nelson Rockefeller for condemning the John Birch Society.
— David Frum (@davidfrum) July 21, 2016

Old CW: Cruz too conservative for general electionTrump CW: Liberal Ted Cruz betrays American by refusing to swear fealty to Cheeto Jesus.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) July 21, 2016

Conservative commentator Allahpundit is probably right:

The dumb pro-Trump crowd wouldn’t have made this into such a thing if they’d just politely clapped for Cruz and let it blow over
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) July 21, 2016

But ignoring slights isn’t really Donald Trump’s modus operandi. Peter Weber

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