Donald Trump, “Cruz’s political career ended Wednesday night.”

Donald Trump, “Cruz’s political career ended Wednesday night.”

Donald Trump, “Cruz’s political career ended Wednesday night.”

In his 1st interview since the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump said he prevented Ted Cruz from being ripped off the stage by entering Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena as hundreds of angry delegates lashed out at the Texas Senator.

“You know what, he’s lucky I did it,” Donald Trump said in an interview to air Sunday night.

“I walked in and the arena went crazy. Because there’s great unity in the Republican Party and people know it,” Donald Trump said. “Had I not walked in, I think that audience would have ripped him off the stage. I think I did him a big favor.”

“In retrospect, I wish I would have waited another minute. Because he was being booed right off the stage.”

Ted Cruz was heckled by convention delegates in the packed arena during his prime-time speech for not endorsing Donald Trump.

“His life in politics may well be over because people are so angry with him,” Donald Trump said of Ted Cruz. “By not endorsing, in my opinion, I think he hurt himself.”

After breaking virtually all of political rules on the way to the GOP nomination, Donald Trump said, “A lot of people said, will you change the convention, will you do this? I said you know what, it’s wonderful to change things, but there’s something traditional. You know, tradition means a lot to me.” The reference here is letting Ted Cruz address the convention, and shoot himself.

“I have to say, the world of politics is a whole different place. It’s beautiful. It’s glamorous. It’s mean. It’s vicious. I think it’s got every possible word you can think of… and it’s very simple, it’s very complex. It’s amazing,” said Donald Trump.

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