Early in the GOP presidential race everyone was wondering why Sen. Ted Cruz wasn’t going after the front-runner Donald Trump during the debates. Many people were questioning his laid back tactic seeming like they were the best of buddies.
Everything changed about a month and a half ago when Trump answered the Washington Post reporter about Cruz citizenship, and it wasn’t the answer the Cruz campaign or his followers liked.
During the last CNN debate, Cruz wanted to pounce on Trump giving Democrats money as a businessman as a practice, although he left out how the hotel magnate had given to Republicans and supported the last two GOP Presidential candidates. Trump fired back how he had given Cruz $5,000 and those who didn’t know were stunned. What was this?
Trump gave Cruz the maximum under campaign finance law per election cycle back in 2014, so how hypocritical is Cruz when he’s calling out one side of the information?
From The Hill:
At a Republican event at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida, Trump called Cruz a “very special guy.”
“One of the reasons I like Ted Cruz so much, is that he’s not controversial,” he said at the Palm Beach County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner in February, drawing laughs from the crowd.
“He shouldn’t be controversial because what he is doing is right. He took a stand recently, that if he had just a little backing — and Ted and I have spoken about this — from other Republicans … he would have negotiated one hell of a deal. It might not have ended ObamaCare, but you would have really gotten a big chunk out of it,” Trump added, speaking about last year’s government shutdown fight. “I mean, [Republicans] they hit him harder than they hit the Democrats.”
In the speech, Trump said that in addition to Cruz’s 21-hour speech on the Senate floor rallying against the Affordable Care Act, he had seen the Texas senator speak on “numerous occasions.”
A media report from November cited an unnamed Cruz spokeswoman calling the two men “friends” who had spoken many times on the phone since meeting last year, and said Cruz visited Trump Tower during a trip to New York.
“Mr. Trump is a friend and the senator had some down time in NYC,” a Cruz spokeswoman told Politico.
Members of the Cruz camp did not respond to a request from The Hill for comment about the Trump donation. Michael Cohen, an executive vice president and special counsel to Trump, said it was too early to question whether “The Apprentice” host was considering backing Cruz or anyone else for president.
Don’t you find it disingenuous that Cruz would leave out this information out while ripping Trump on the one hand. If you don’t find this wrong, how do you support it? Share your comments below and let us know what you are thinking right now.