GOP hopefuls Sen Ted Cruz (left) and billionaire Donald Trump- Accusing each other of lies and sleaze
Ted Cruz calls out Trump for attacking his Dad. ‘Trump is a lying serial philanderer’ who would pass a lie detector test every time because he believes his own lies
‘Donald Trump is utterly amoral, a pathological liar, a serial philanderer and a narcissist at a level this country has never seen.’
– GOP candidate, Ted Cruz
‘…Reality is, Cruz surrogate, Rafeal, is no shrinking violet himself. He is an avowed Obama birther who on several occasion has made provocative statements based on unverified allegations, fanning the embers of the nativist view point. On those occasions Sen Cruz has down played the significance of his fathers vituperations’
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is calling Republican rival Donald Trump utterly amoral, a pathological liar, a serial philanderer and a narcissist at a level this country has never seen.
Cruz unloaded on Trump as voters in Indiana were casting their ballots in that state’s primary. Polls show Cruz significantly behind Trump in a state that Cruz has said is crucial to stopping the billionaire businessman.
Cruz calls Trump’s claims that his father was involved with the assassination of John F. Kennedy “kooky” and “nuts,” says that Trump “doesn’t know the differences between truth and lies” and most of what he says is a “mindless yell.”
Despite Cruz’s criticisms of Trump, he has not ruled out supporting him if he becomes the Republican nominee.
Sen Ted Cruz (left) Rafeal Cruz (right). Trump believes Trump Sr knew Lee Harvey Oswald’
America is “looking, potentially, at the Biff Tannen” presidency, a reference to the 1980’s film “Back to the Future.”
“We are not a proud, boastful, self-centered, mean spirited, hateful, bullying nation,” Cruz told reporters in Evansville, Indiana, before citing the film “Back to the Future II.” The film’s screenwriter said in an interview with The Daily Beast last year that the film’s character Biff Tannen was based on Trump.
“The screenwriter says that he based the character Biff Tannen on Donald Trump — a character of a braggadocios, arrogant buffoon who builds giant casinos with giant pictures of him everywhere he looks,” Cruz said. “We are looking, potentially, at the Biff Tannen presidency.”
Cruz also denounced accusations Trump made Tuesday about his father, Rafael Cruz, that he was acquainted with John F. Kennedy’s assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, calling his dad “my hero.”
Trump attacks Ted Cruz’s father on unsubstantiated Oswald claims – implies Rafael Cruz knew JFK assassin
In a telephone interview broadcast by Fox News on Tuesday, Trump cited a National Enquirer story that claimed Rafael Cruz appeared in a 1963 photo in New Orleans with Oswald and others as Oswald distributed pro-Cuba leaflets. The Cruz campaign immediately denounced the claims as ‘‘garbage’’ and Trump offered no proof beyond citing the supermarket tabloid.
Donald Trump – ‘Rafeal Cruz knew JFK assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald‘
‘‘His father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald’s being, you know, shot,’’ Trump said. ‘‘Nobody even brings it up, I mean they don’t even talk about that. That was reported and nobody talks about it.’’
Trump’s mention of the story about Rafael Cruz, a minister and Cuban immigrant who has been an active surrogate for his son’s campaign, came as voters in Indiana were voting in the state’s crucial presidential primary. Trump has said the Republican Party’s nominating contest ‘‘would be over’’ if he wins Indiana.
‘‘It’s sad that the media is enabling this nonsense,’’ Cruz’s spokeswoman Alice Stewart said Tuesday. ‘‘It’s a garbage claim — let Donald talk about garbage, Ted will talk about jobs, freedom and security for the American people.’’
Trump has a history of repeating unproven and unsubstantiated stories, many from the National Enquirer, which has endorsed his candidacy. After the tabloid printed a story without evidence that claimed Cruz was having an extramarital affair, Trump praised the publication for having a ‘‘very good’’ record of accuracy.