This was because of speculation that today that Palin will endorse Trump. The Trump campaign has now confirmed that. Cruz himself did not say anything bad about Palin upon this announcement.

Via Patheos:

Is my Mom going to endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States?

That’s the rumor, and I’ve been too busy with diapers to delve too much into politics these days. But the rumors were enough to cause staffers from Ted Cruz’s office to slam my mom.

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Palin’s endorsement:

“I’m proud to endorse Donald J. Trump for president,” Ms. Palin said in a statement provided by his campaign.

Her support is the highest-profile backing for a Republican contender so far.

“I am greatly honored to receive Sarah’s endorsement,” Mr. Trump said in a
statement trumpeting Mrs. Palin’s decision. “She is a friend, and a
high-quality person whom I have great respect for. I am proud to have
her support.”


Cruz actually gives a very classy response:
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