Trump shoots, Cruz fires back

Last Updated: January 21, 2016
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GOP front runner, Donald Trump is at his rival , Ted Cruz, again reminding Americans about his citizenship and undisclosed bank loans which he (Cruz) took to finance his senate campaign in 2012. Trump called Cruz “two-faced” for accepting the loans from Citigroup Inc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc., while also campaigning to protect voters from big Wall Street banks. “He didn’t put down two big banks loaning him money because he didn’t want you to see that,” Mr. Trump said during a rally in Norwalk, Iowa, Wednesday. Cruz said during last week’s GOP debate that his failure to report the loans was a “paperwork error.” The loans were eventually worth a total of between $500,001 and $1 million, according to financial disclosure forms that he filed with the Senate.

Cruz ignores Snyder, Trump

On Wednesday, Trump applauded Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad for criticizing Cruz Tuesday. Mr. Branstad said Tuesday that choosing Mr. Cruz for president would be harmful for the state as the senator hasn’t supported ethanol mandates. “You have a great governor in this state,” Trump said. Meanwhile, at a town hall meeting in Exeter, N.H., Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz largely ignored the onslaught of attacks on him from Mr. Trump and Mr. Branstad. There was one sign that his adversaries had gotten through to some voters with attacks designed to undercut his message that he is a “consistent conservative.”

Ted Cruz makes new ad, goes duck hunting

The Cruz for President campaign announced it has made a $700,000 ad buy to run his latest ad in Iowa, both on radio and TV. The new 60-second spot, titled “Cruz Commander,” features Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the Robertson Family and star of the popular reality TV series, on a duck hunt with the Texas senator. Prior to the hunt, Robertson according to Charisma explains his presidential selection process: “My qualifications for president of the United States are rather narrow,” he says in the commercial. “Is he or she godly, does he or she love us, can he or she do the job? And finally, would they kill a duck and put them in a pot and make a good duck gumbo?”

Cruz favors death penalty

Texas Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz has never exactly hidden his passion for the death penalty, his passion took a somewhat more unseemly form when he was a Supreme Court Clerk, where he seemed to take unusual relish in laying out the details of violent crimes. Cruz, consistent in his character has always been pro-death penalty. He may have gotten some of that from his father; Rafael Cruz has argued from the pulpit that God himself is pro-death penalty.

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