Ted Cruz had some choice words for Donald Trump this morning, and in a surprise to no one it appears that Cruz isn’t the biggest fan of the Republican frontrunner – particularly after Trump evoked a tabloid story to smear Cruz’s father.
As the Inquisitr reported earlier, Donald Trump suggested a link between Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who shot and killed U.S. President John F. Kennedy, and Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz. During a campaign stop today, Ted Cruz was asked about that particular story, and Cruz let loose on the former reality-TV star now leading the polls in the Republican presidential primary.
“I’m going to tell you what I really think about Donald Trump. This man is a pathological liar. He doesn’t know the difference between truth and lies,” Ted Cruz said earlier today, lashing out at Donald Trump for his repeated attacks on Cruz and his family.
Trump has been unabashed in his dislike for Ted Cruz – not only as a political opponent but also as a person, referring to Cruz as “Lyin’ Ted” on the campaign trail and doing his utmost to smear Cruz and his family in the press. Earlier this election season, Donald Trump retweeted an unflattering photo of Heidi Cruz, comparing her to Trump’s own wife, Melania – a former supermodel.
“He lies practically every word that comes out of his mouth, and his response is to accuse everybody else of lying,” Ted Cruz continued today, railing against Donald Trump as his own poll numbers in the crucial Indiana primary continue to sink, reports Reuters.
According to the Hill, the Cruz campaign faces tough odds in Indiana — a state described as a must-win for the Texas senator — and despite his best efforts, crisscrossing the state with Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Cruz continues to lose ground to Donald Trump in the polls. The Hill speculates that Cruz’s frustration might be the result of his campaign getting close to “its breaking point” after an incredibly bitter and hard-fought race against Donald Trump.
“Donald has a real problem with women. Donald is terrified by strong women, he lashes out at them. The man is utterly amoral, morality does not exist for him,” Ted Cruz said during his lengthy attack on Donald Trump.
“Whatever lie he’s telling, in that minute he believes it,” Cruz said, “He’s a narcissist at a level I don’t think this country has ever seen.”
Ted Cruz went on to describe how Donald Trump will “betray his supporters” by failing to fulfill his campaign promises — including the infamous U.S.-Mexico wall that Trump has touted since the beginning of his campaign.
Ted Cruz alleged during his attack on Donald Trump that the Republican frontrunner was a pathological liar, and that nearly every word that comes out of his mouth is a lie. According to PolitiFact, Cruz might not be entirely wrong. PolitiFact awarded Trump the 2015 “Lie of the Year” and accordingly rates around 76-percent of all of Donald Trump’s political statements to be mostly false or false.
Cruz, on the other hand, has a slightly lower percentage, but it’s not too far off of Donald Trump’s own rating. PolitiFact rates 65-percent of Ted Cruz’s statements to be mostly false, false, or worse. Trump leads Cruz in Indiana by a similar margin.
According to the latest Indiana polls, Donald Trump is expected to beat Ted Cruz by at least double digits, and according to the Hill, the pressure is pushing the Ted Cruz campaign to the limit. Ted Cruz came out twice this week already, directly addressing attacks by Donald Trump, even confronting a group of Trump supporters who shouted him down and told the Texas senator that “Indiana don’t want you.”
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