Phil Robertson may have been a Ted Cruz supporter, but he’s calling foul for Cruz’s decision not to endorse Donald Trump during his speech last night at the Republican National Convention. The duo (in)famously appeared together in a Cruz campaign commercial shortly before the Iowa primaries.
“I was behind Cruz,” Robertson told the Washington Post. “He lost, I lost. Now he’s out. Once you do that, you need to swallow your pride. The people said, ‘This is the one we want. We don’t want Cruz. We want this one.’ You need to get behind him. Just because Donald Trump is not as conservative as I am doesn’t mean I can’t work with him, for crying out loud.”
Robertson told reporters earlier this week that he would like to be Trump’s spiritual advisor.
“Now, that would send a shockwave through America,” he said. “The left-wingers would be jumping out of buildings.”
Cruz, for his part, was unrepentant about his decision not to endorse Trump.
“I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father,” he told Texas delegates at a breakfast meeting this morning. “That pledge was not a blanket commitment that if you go and slander and attack Heidi that I’m going to nonetheless come like a servile puppy dog and say, ‘Thank you very much for maligning my wife and maligning my father.'”