*GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz gave a speech during a Republican function Thursday night and no one even pretended to pay attention.
The scene as Cruz speaks at NYC GOP Gala pic.twitter.com/Pwx8I0Ci25
— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) April 15, 2016
The Washington Post’s Phil Rucker attended at the 2016 New York State Republican Gala and offered a play-by-play of the embarrassment:
The NY crowd’s clinking & chattering over Cruz’s speech confirms what Trump said: “Who the hell wants to talk about politics? It’s boring.” — Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) April 15, 2016
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.