- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Sen. Ted Cruz said Wednesday that President Trump delivered a “positive, unifying vision for the country” Tuesday and that the president spoke to the working-class people who put Mr. Trump into office.

“This president was elected by the Reagan Democrats — by working-class voters, by truck drivers and mechanics and men and women with calluses on their hand and he spoke to them last night,” Mr. Cruz, Texas Republican, said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Mr. Cruz, who was Mr. Trump’s top GOP rival during the 2016 presidential race, also said he appreciated the president’s talking in his address to Congress about lowering health care costs in the context of repealing Obamacare.

“We’ve got to drive down the cost of premium — families can’t afford health care,” Mr. Cruz said. “That’s a message that resonates, and it resonates in the heartland.”

“The vast majority of people in this country have been hurt by Obamacare,” he said.

• David Sherfinski can be reached at dsherfinski@washingtontimes.com.

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