Sen. Ted Cruz shares photo of daughters with President Trump after White House dinner


Sen. Ted Cruz and his family dined with President Trump on Wednesday evening, despite Trump's history of referring to the Texas official as "lying Ted."

The president and first lady, Melania, hosted the Republican senator hosted the senator and his wife, Heidi, as well as daughters Catherine and Caroline.

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Since losing the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election, Sen. Cruz has continued to advocate for the essentials of his platform, including the repeal and replace of former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act -- commonly known as "Obamacare."

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Cruz has expressed a vow to repeal "every word" of Obamacare, a promise that would seemingly be left unmet if the current version of the House GOP's American Health Care Act becomes law.

The newly unveiled AHCA was likely part of dinner table discussion on Wednesday night, but it seems the group had time for a friendly photo opportunity, as well.

"Our family had dinner w the President & First Lady, who were warm & gracious," Cruz wrote in a Thursday morning Twitter post. "Catherine brought Joe--her kindergarten class stuffed giraffe!"

Trump also hosted former rival Sen. Marco Rubio -- who he often referred to as "Little Marco" on the 2016 campaign trail -- and his wife for dinner in February.

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