President Trump also pointed out the historically low unemployment rate and stressed the need for immigration reform.
President Trump fires up crowd at Houston, Texas rally for Sen.
During the 2016 Republican primary, Trump assailed Cruz as a liar and "dishonest politician", insulted his wife's appearance and promoted unsubstantiated claims that Cruz's father had links to President John F. Kennedy's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. "But actually if you remember in the beginning it was a love fest ..." Ted Cruz - instead of whipping that same base of support into a frenzy against "Lyin' Ted".
Trump's Texas stop is part of a campaign blitz that is expected to last until Election Day.
"Beto O'Rourke is highly overrated". This, despite calling Trump a "sniveling coward" on the campaign trail in 2016 and being booed at the 2016 RNC where Trump was coronated as the official GOP candidate. "He's a terrific, great senator".
The event is being held at the 18,000 seat Toyota Center, home of the NBA's Houston Rockets. The odd couple had a 15-second greeting on stage as Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" blared.
Cruz touted his newfound companionship with the president.
Trump acknowledged Monday afternoon that he had Cruz had a "very, very nasty and tough campaign", but said that they have "worked together very closely" since then. When I heard about him, I thought he must be a little bit special; he's not.
The rally coincides with the start of early voting in Texas.
Trump said, "To me this a beauty, I don't know of anyone that's earned this rating, [but] he got an F from the NRA".
Trump quickly turned his attention to O'Rourke, who is running strong in a Republican state and giving Democrats hope they can break their opponents' longtime stranglehold on Texas.
"I don't regret anything, honestly".