Cruz Took 6 Big Swings at Trump Yesterday

A confident Cruz bashes his rival in New Hampshire
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2016 6:39 AM CST
Cruz Took 6 Big Swings at Trump Yesterday
Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are seen at a debate in North Charleston, SC.   (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Ted Cruz claims Donald Trump's "reaction to everything is to throw a fit, to engage in insults." On Wednesday, however, the insults were coming mainly from Cruz himself. Six biggies:

  1. At a town hall in New Hampshire, Cruz managed to turn nearly every answer into a critique of his rival. "Donald told us every day for a year he was going to win Iowa, win it big, win it 'yuuuuuge,'" he said, per Politico. "I don't think people are interested in temper tantrums, or you could call it a 'Trumpertantrum.'"
  2. Earlier Wednesday, Cruz said his young daughters "are better behaved" than Trump ...
  3. ... who might suddenly get angry and "nuke Denmark" if elected president, per NBC News.

  1. When a town-hall audience member asked about Sarah Palin accusing the Cruz campaign of "dirty tricks," echoing similar words from Trump, Cruz responded: "If you spend too much time with Donald Trump, strange things happen to people."
  2. When protesters interrupted Cruz as he spoke about the "pseudo-science" behind climate change, he said it seemed "these children attended the Donald Trump-style school of debate."
  3. And when he was asked about an undisclosed loan he received while running for Senate, Cruz said that "Heidi and I did something that is very novel and unfamiliar to Donald: We paid it back." He then suggested Trump might owe "billions of dollars."
(Of course, Trump spent Wednesday tweeting about how Cruz "illegally stole" Iowa.)

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