Senator Ted Cruz shocked his loyal supporters and former staffers by endorsing Donald Trump, a man who called his wife ugly and accused his father of killing JFK, but Cruz literally started selling out months ago.
Trump began paying Cruz for access to his supporters back in June.
Trump began paying to solicit some of Cruz’s supporters for campaign cash as early as June 17. “We need you to stand with Mr. Trump before it is too late,” read the initial Trump campaign missive. A second solicitation came the next day. Another came the day after that. All told, in the last three months Trump has emailed at least some segments of Cruz’s donor list more than 30 times.
These solicitations began a long time before Cruz attended the Republican convention and told the audience to "vote your conscience." At that point he was already helping Trump behind the scenes.
It was reported at the time that Trump invited Cruz to speak at the convention knowing full well that Cruz may not endorse him.
Now it all makes sense. Trump already had what he really wanted, which was access to money. Cruz endorsed Trump on Friday because his convention stunt did not play as well with his constituents in Texas as he had hoped.