Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Jr. dine in Dallas

Big name Republicans push future of party

DALLAS -- At the annual Reagan Day Dinner, Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, Jr. talked about how the Republican Party can keep the party's momentum following the 2016 election.

The event at the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas was headlined by Republican heavy-hitters and hosted by the Dallas County Republican Party Saturday evening.

Trump defended his father's administration and praised Texas voters.

"Texas came through for us, and they came through for this country," Trump said.

He said he's baffled by some of the criticism of his father.

"I see it, I {say}, you realize you're freaking out because someone that's a politician now is actually doing all of the things that he said he would do," Trump said. "How jaded with our political class have we become that we're actually shocked when they do the things that they said they were going to do."

Cruz also praised the president and said he's hopeful about the Republican plan for repealing and replacing Obamacare.

But he says the bill, in its current form, needs work.

"That bill's a starting point," Cruz said. "President Trump tweeted this week 'that bill is now open for negotiation.' Let me say I emphatically agree with the president's tweet."

Attendees purchased tickets to Saturday's dinner starting at $150 and going up to $25,000.

This is the second meeting between the Trump family and Ted Cruz in recent weeks. Senator Cruz and his wife recently had dinner with President Trump, tweeting a photo of the Cruz family's children with the President afterward.

 

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