Donald Trump's Feud With Ted Cruz Takes Nastier Turn

Susan Macdonald

Donald Trump's feud with rival candidate Ted Cruz is taking a nastier turn, according to the Associated Press.

Donald Trump has a reputation for misogyny and sexism, according to Business Insider. As the Inquisitr and other sources have reported, one anti-Trump commercial is nothing but women repeating the former reality TV star's own words about women. However, when Trump and Cruz went after each other's wives, voters and political analysts alike agreed that they were hitting below the belt.

First, the anti-Trump super-PAC Make America Awesome ran a provocative ad in Utah, a notoriously conservative state, showing Melania Trump posing nude. Melania Trump was an international fashion model before her marriage. As a result, nude and nearly-nude photos are easily available of her on the internet.

Trump was upset and threatened Cruz on Twitter.

"For the sake of our party and country, we must move to overcome the divisiveness and vulgarity Donald Trump has brought into the political arena, or we will certainly lose our chance to defeat the Democratic nominee and reverse President Obama's failed policies."

"She also slammed Cruz for denying links with super-PACs supporting his campaign, arguing that such collaboration is typical on the campaign trail."
"The Republican primary has become a national disgrace. It is humiliating for the country for this bad soap opera to be unfolding in one of the nation's two major political parties. The Republican primary is now centered on Donald Trump's attacks on Ted Cruz's wife. Republicans have abandoned any illusions of talking about policy, and how they would run the country if elected. Ted Cruz was right to defend his wife, but in no universe should this conversation have any place in a presidential primary. Donald Trump has taken the national discourse to a new low."

This campaign has already been criticized by many for its lack of civility. How much nastier and how much uglier will the rivalry between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz become?

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