NEW: Rosendale “was not always as enamored” with Trump, supported Ted Cruz for president


Maryland Matt’s support of Cruz for president “belies Rosendale’s attempt to tie himself to Trump”

Helena – Even as wealthy East Coast developer Matt Rosendale tries desperately to “tie himself to Trump,” he is refusing to answer questions about his support for Ted Cruz in the 2016 presidential election.

Rosendale signed up to serve on the “Montana Cruz Leadership Team” in 2016 just days after Cruz called Donald Trump “a New York liberal…pretending to be a conservative…”

Rosendale also repeatedly expressed support for Cruz, not Trump, during the 2016 primary. The story comes just a week after Trump shamed candidates for their bandwagon support.

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By Dan Merica
July 5, 2018

Key Points:

  • Rosendale “was not always as enamored with the businessman-turned-politician as he is today. During one of the most heated periods of the 2016 Republican presidential primary, Rosendale backed Sen. Ted Cruz, signing up as a member of the campaign’s ‘Montana Cruz Leadership Team’ and showing his support for the Texas Republican multiple times on Twitter.”
  • “Two days before Rosendale’s name was included on the list, Cruz told conservative radio host Mark Levin that Trump is ‘a New York liberal who is pretending to be a conservative to try to fool Republican primary voters.’”
  • “The support for Cruz belies Rosendale’s attempt to tie himself to Trump…”
  • “In a press release that is still available on Cruz’s campaign site via a web archive, Rosendale is listed among the 19 members of the Texas Republicans’ Montana leadership team.”


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