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Sen. Ted Cruz held a Cleveland event Wednesday to thank the people who supported him during his presidential campaign. He didn’t mention his former rival Donald Trump by name, but when he told the crowd they have a nominee, Trump’s plane flew over the event. The crowd booed loudly. Cruz responded with a laugh said, “Alright, that was pretty well orchestrated. Jeff, did you email them to fly the plane right when I said that?”

Jeff Roe is Cruz’s campaign manager.

Cruz also recalled the end of his campaign and said his biggest regret was not individually thanking every volunteer who worked for him. He admitted he didn’t do it because he didn’t want to break down in front of reporters following his devastating loss in the Indiana primary.

“I wasn’t going to let those SOBs turn Lyin’ Ted into Cryin’ Ted.” Lyin’ Ted was the nickname Trump gave the Texas senator.