Watch Ted Cruz's Stunningly Rude Meltdown When NBC's Hallie Jackson Asks If He Could Back Trump

Republican presidential frontrunner snubbed NBC News correspondent Hallie Jackson on Tuesday after she tried to get a straight answer about whether or not he could support Donald Trump if he’s the eventual GOP nominee.


Over the weekend, Cruz had repeatedly dodged Meet the Press host Chuck Todd’s attempts to confirm that he would stick to his earlier pledge to support the Republican nominee—no matter who came out on top in the primary.

When Jackson, who has been embedded with the Cruz campaign for months, tried to ask the same question on Tuesday, Cruz was less polite.

“These are some of the strongest words you’ve used against Donald Trump yet,” Jackson told the candidate at a press conference in Evansville, Indiana. “You know I’ve been with you, I’ve heard you talk about him. Today feels different for you.”

“So, I’m going to ask you a question and you’re going to say that I sound like a broken record,” she continued before being interrupted by Cruz.

“You sound like a broken record,” he quipped. “Someone else have a question?”

“But no,” Jackson pressed. “Why not say once and for all?”

“You’ve asked one already, Hallie,” Cruz said angrily. “You’ve asked already.”

“Will you support him as the nominee?” Jackson asked. “I don’t understand why you won’t answer the question, Senator. If you think he’s a liar… If you say he’s a pathological liar, and you say that you can’t…”

“Hallie, you’ve asked one already,” Cruz scolded.

“But why not definitely say,” the reporter tried once more.

Cruz, however, refused to acknowledge her and move on.

Watch the video below from CNN.

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.