Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are jointly hosting a rally on Capitol Hill on Sept. 9 to protest the nuclear deal with Iran.
The event, being organized by Tea Party Patriots, the Center for Security Policy and the Zionist Organization of America, will be staged on the West Lawn of the Capitol, the groups said in a statement.
Cruz, the keynote speaker, invited Trump to speak, the statement said.
The joint event underscores the strengthening ties between the two Republicans.
Trump, the clear front-runner in the GOP primary, has refrained from launching his harshest barbs at Cruz, and the Texas senator has likewise declined to join in the attacks against Trump that have become common among many of their Republican rivals.
Instead, Cruz has said he is “grateful”
for Trump’s focus on immigration despite the controversial nature of his comments.Like many Republicans, both candidates have blasted the Obama administration over the nuclear deal with Iran, which would set limits on the country’s ability to build a nuclear weapon in exchange for lifting sanctions on its oil and financial sectors.