"That pledge was not a blanket commitment that if you go and slander and attack Heidi that I'm going to nonetheless come like a servile puppy dog and say 'thank you very much for maligning my wife, '" Cruz said.
"Beginning on January 20, 2017, safety will be restored", Trump will reportedly state in his speech.
Trump's speech recalled Richard Nixon's theme of his campaign for president in another tumultuous year, 1968, when he too talked of restoring "law and order". "Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it. I have seen firsthand how the system is rigged against our citizens".
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a close Trump adviser who was also a presidential rival, criticised Cruz's address. Tuesday that buzz continued, and a speechwriter conceded Wednesday that she'd lifted passages. 'Looks like Ted Cruz was right about one thing.
The delegates responded with angry boos, and Cruz backer and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli escorted Heidi Cruz off the convention floor as she was heckled by Trump delegates.
That was a failure of management by Trump.
Cruz was given a speaking slot, though he had indicated he wasn't going to offer an endorsement. But he gave Cruz the very stage to insult him. "I did vote for him when he ran for the Senate, I will not vote for him again".
"He doesn't inspire confidence. Every day I wake up determined to deliver for the people I have met all across this nation that have been neglected, ignored, and abandoned", Trump said, casting himself as a champion of both middle-class and lower-class Americans. "He hasn't proven anything to me". Ted Cruz faced a hostile delegation from his home state as he defended his decision not to back the nominee. He still does, and at this point won't vote for him in the fall. Those who already liked him came away even more pleased.
As recently as Tuesday, there were still lingering questions about whether delegates opposed to Trump's nomination could find some way to slow his selection.
But doubters heard little to ease their concerns.
Cleveland-The Republican party is at war with itself. "He sure doesn't speak for me because I know we are stronger together".
Trump said the USA would work with Israel to destroy the "barbarians of ISIS", and vowed to end what he called "policy of nation-building and regime change", saying that "instead we must work with all of our allies who share the goal of destroying ISIS and Islamic terrorism".
While Mr Trump did not speak specifically of barring Muslims from entering the country - a proposal that caused uproar when he it first - he did reiterate his pledge to build the wall. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., the Senate's fiercest advocate of curbing illegal immigration, put Trump's name in nomination.
The challenge for Hillary Clinton is to rescue reality from the illusion Trump created in this perversely powerful speech. Or repeating the claim that she's responsible for the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, four years ago?
The convention's other task was giving itself momentum in state and local races. The party was in the unusual role of putting some careful distance between itself and Trump, whose negative poll numbers are high.
The visit would mark Trump's third trip to North Carolina in six weeks, demonstrating the state's increasing importance in the November election.
Trump will also double down on his promises to provide tax relief for business and renegotiate trade deals, ushering in more protectionist policies that are not typically hallmarks of the GOP platform - and that his own running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, has opposed. "He does not have the temperament to serve as our commander in chief", Kirk reiterated last week.
Delegates hold signs in support of Donald Trump during roll call at the Republican National Convention.
The rest of Ryan's address was nearly a manifesto for those who want to divorce themselves from Trump. In three sentences, he summed up what he wanted his party to stand for. But she said she understands that he rarely talks about social issues.