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Cruz at CPAC: 'Orlando is awesome. It's not as nice as Cancún.'

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During a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando on Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz praised the city and joked that it isn’t as nice as Cancún. It appeared to be a reference to his widely criticized trip to the Mexican resort area during massive power outages from a winter storm in his home state of Texas. Later in his speech, Cruz spoke about former President Donald Trump, saying, “Donald J. Trump ain’t going anywhere.”

Video Transcript

TED CRUZ: I got to say, Orlando is awesome.

[CHEERING]

It's not as nice as Cancun. And you know what, there are a whole lot of voices in Washington that want to just erase the last four years. Want to go back to the world before where we had government of the lobbyists by the lobbyists and for the lobbyists. Where the Republicans compelling message was, Republicans, we waste less.

And they look at Donald J. Trump, and they look at the millions of millions of people inspired who went to battle fighting alongside President Trump and they're terrified. And they want him to go away. Let me tell you this right now, Donald J. Trump ain't going anywhere.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]