Ted Cruz doesn’t say much about his meeting with Donald Trump

Senator Ted Cruz greeted law enforcement Tuesday as he left Trump Tower.
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Senator Ted Cruz greeted law enforcement Tuesday as he left Trump Tower.

WASHINGTON — Senator Ted Cruz of Texas declined to provide details of what he discussed Tuesday with President-elect Trump and his team.

Cruz told reporters in New York that the ‘‘election was a mandate for change’’ and it’s now time for Republicans to deliver on their conservative agenda.

Asked whether he wants to be considered for a post in the Trump administration, Cruz said he looks forward to working closely with Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence ‘‘to repeal Obamacare’’ and confirm ‘‘a strong, conservative Supreme Court justice.’’


Cruz and Trump have had a tortured relationship. Cruz derided Trump during the primary as a ‘‘pathological liar’’ and ‘‘serial philanderer,’’ but came around in September and endorsed him. Even then, Cruz said, the decision to back Trump was ‘‘agonizing.’’

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Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said in a statement that Cruz was ‘‘pleased’’ to have the chance to meet with Trump and he looked forward to assisting the Trump administration.

Trump angered Cruz in the primaries by insulting his wife and suggesting, without evidence, that his Cuban-born father could have been linked to the assassination of John F. Kennedy.