Departing the White House on Monday afternoon, Trump renounced that moniker and coined a new nickname for Cruz.
During the 2016 Republican primary, Trump assailed Cruz as a liar and "dishonest politician", insulted his wife's appearance and promoted unsubstantiated claims that Cruz's father had links to President John F. Kennedy's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.
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"Nobody has helped me more with your tax cut, with your regulation", Trump said of Cruz.
Vice President Mike Pence and Donald Trump, Jr., have already traveled to Texas to support Cruz.
Trump feted Cruz with a mega rally filled with supporters wearing "Make America Great Again" hats since the GOP senator is facing an unusually competitive race against Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke.
On Monday night, bygones will be bygones as Trump and Cruz appear together onstage at the Toyota Center in Houston.
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Cruz gave back as good as he got. When I heard about him, I thought he must be a little bit special; he's not.
"You know what a globalist is, right?"
"I like him a lot. I think he's a highly overrated guy", he added.
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Last week, the rally was relocated from the 8,000-seat NRG Arena to the 18,000-seat Toyota Center after thousands of people tried buying tickets online.