Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) waves to the guests after speaking at the 2016 annual New York State Republican Gala on April 14, 2016 in New York City.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) waves to the guests after speaking at the 2016 annual New York State Republican Gala on April 14, 2016 in New York City.

*GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz gave a speech during a Republican function Thursday night and no one even pretended to pay attention.

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The Washington Post’s Phil Rucker attended at the 2016 New York State Republican Gala and offered a play-by-play of the embarrassment:

Rucker said New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez was the keynote speaker and also got the crowd’s cold shoulder, while Donald Trump spoke just before Cruz — and got a hero’s welcome.