>> Have you buried the hatchet with Senator Cruz?>> US President Trump for the first time threw his weight behind the man he once called lying Ted. He gave Senator Ted Cruz a fresh nickname before the two led a Monday night rally in Texas.>> He's not lying Ted anymore, he's beautiful Ted.
He's Texas, I call him Texas Ted.>> Trump and his old foe Ted Cruz set aside their bad blood on Monday as they try to win over Texans who might be veering left in the upcoming midterms. During the 2016 presidential campaign, the pair were bitter rivals. Cruz called Trump a sniveling coward and Trump,
>> Lying Ted, he's one lying son of a gun.>> But as rising Democratic star Beto O'Rourke seems to be edging closer to the Texas Senate seat, the pair seemed to bury the hatchet in front of a packed rally in Houston.>> We had our little difficulties, right?
But actually, if you remember the beginning, it was a love fest.>> Texas hasn't elected a Democrat to statewide office since 1994 but it's seen as one of the party's best shots at picking up one of the two seats it needs for a majority in the Senate. The Democrats pick backs a path to citizenship for illegal migrants, opposes Trump's wall, and supports some gun control measures.
Cruz seized on that Monday night.>> Cuz if you want a big government gun grabbing liberal, well, the Democrats are giving you one.>> Trump has have been campaigning across the country to stave off a Democratic majority, which would wreak havoc on the President's agenda. O'Rourke has fallen behind Cruz in recent polls.
And with just weeks to the November 6th elections, races nationwide are tightening.