Donald Trump Finally Attacks Ted Cruz, Referencing His Cuban Heritage
In this Red on Red moment Trump attacks Cruz by questioning his nation of origin and religious convictions, both of which are not legal for an employer to do if Ted were applying for a job. Trump just excels at modeling how we oughta be, amirite?
He added: “If Ted Cruz is against ethanol, how does he win in Iowa? Because that’s very anti-Iowa.”
Trump also appeared to take a veiled shot at Cruz’s family background, suggesting Cruz might have trouble appealing to the state’s evangelical voters. “I do like Ted Cruz, but not a lot of evangelicals come out of Cuba,” he said of the country where Cruz’s father, an evangelical preacher, was born.
The attacks came after The New York Times reported that Cruz had questioned Trump’s judgment at a closed-door fundraiser, straining the rare detente between two of the race’s most outspoken candidates. Trump has gone after his other opponents gleefully and viciously, panning Jeb Bush as low-energy, Ben Carson as “pathological” and Marco Rubio as a lightweight who drinks too much water.