The two biggest bulls butted heads during the Republican debate on Thursday. Donald Trump is a long-term birther, who continues to declare President Barak Obama is not a U.S. citizen. Now, he has set his sights on the man who was slowly creeping closer to him in the polls, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, no slouch in the debate department.
The Fox Business people brought out the red bullfight capes, antagonizing the two debaters, by asking Trump to talk about his allegations. Cruz was born in Canada of a Cuban father and an American mother. The moderator asked if Cruz was legally eligible to run for president.
Cruz, ever the champion debater, came back pointing out the Constitution’s requirement has always been read to understand that children of U.S. citizens, who are born in foreign countries, are also citizens.
Then Cruz escalated his attack, pointing out the more “extreme” birther theories that Trump’s followers hold. Look at the idea. Not only does a child have to be born in the U.S., both parents have to be born in the country, too. If that were true, Trump would not be eligible, because his mother was born in Scotland.
By the look on Trump’s face, Cruz should have realized he is hamburger, but he ignored the warning. Instead of backing off, Cruz pulled closer, he teeth bared. The Texas senator offered Trump the position of being his vice president.
Trump told the shorter man he couldn’t offer Cruz a vice president slot, because the Democrats would:
‘…sue, because we can’t take him along for the ride.”
The other candidates fell into the background as Trump and Cruz gored one another on national television.
The moderators asked Trump if he raised the birther issue, because Cruz is improving in the polls. Trump gave it two seconds, maybe one second’s thought, then he said “yes.”
Cruz isn’t as smart as he thinks he is. He had better be wary of the old bull, or he just find himself the Prime Minister of Canada.
Watch the clash of the anti-social campaigns below:
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