Will Ted Cruz’s birthplace have a negative impact on his campaign?

January 6, 2016
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His movement through the Republican candidates field assured Ted Cruz more attention from his GOP rivals, and the Cuban is now seen as Trump’s primary adversary for the party’s nomination. But the businessman gave a speech in which he issued the idea that Cruz’s Canadian birthplace is a “very precarious” matter that could affect the Texas senator’s road to the White House if he becomes the Republican presidential nominee, says The Washington Post.

A new attack from Donald Trump, to a fellow Republican

Trump made a habit of attacking his rivals, and Ted Cruz is no exception. “Republicans are going to have to ask themselves the question: ‘Do we want a candidate who could be tied up in court for two years?’ That’d be a big problem. It’d be a very precarious one for Republicans because he’d be running and the courts may take a long time to make a decision. You don’t want to be running and have that kind of thing over your head.”, claimed Donald Trump in an interview, according to the same source.

He then added that “I’d hate to see something like that get in his way. But a lot of people are talking about it and I know that even some states are looking at it very strongly, the fact that he was born in Canada and he has had a double passport.”

A response to recent Iowa polls

Trump’s remarks came after Ted Cruz crushed the mogul in Iowa recently and many people look at him now as the favorite to win the GOP spot in the race for the White House. Although they had a friendly relationship, there’s no room for brotherhood in this battle for the Republican nomination.

Ted Cruz’s response came on Tuesday evening via Twitter. He made reference to an iconic episode of the sitcom “Happy Days,” in which the character Fonzie jumps over a shark on water skis, confirms The Washington Post.

When Cruz didn’t pose a threat, Trump said about him that his Canadian birthplace wasn’t a big deal. “I hear it was checked out by every attorney and every which way and I understand Ted is in fine shape.”, said the businessmna in an interview for ABC News in September. Now, his opinion changed dramatically.

Friends stay and go

A few months ago, he called Ted Cruz his friend. Now, in a rally in Iowa last month, he tried to discredit the Texas senator in front of a crowd.  “Just remember this — you’ve got to remember, in all fairness, to the best of my knowledge, not too many evangelicals come out of Cuba, okay? Just remember that . . . just remember.”

But Cruz seems more focused on what he has to do to win the nomination. “And one of the things that the media loves to do is gaze at their navels for hours on end by a tweet from Donald Trump or from me or from anybody else. Who cares?”, said Cruz late Tuesday in Sioux Center, Iowa, quoted by The Washington Post.

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