Trump is up to his same old tricks with a new-ish target. In a perfectly orchestrated symphony of fear-mongering, the republican frontrunner is now planting little birther-fear seedlings about his current rival Ted Cruz. Washington Post reports that Trump said in an interview:
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.
Good looking out there, Donald. I’m sure the Republicans and Ted Cruz will thank you from the bottom of their hearts. Clearly, the concern here is genuine and certainly not based in any type of self-interest.
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.
Of course they are! The Donald always hears it when “a lot of people are talking” – he has some kind of master skill of hearing all the chatter – all of it – and then letting us all know about it. All Trump is doing is letting a “friend” know of these risks. Obviously.
What a good guy. What a nice guy.
The Washington Post even pointed out that Trump said the following to Dallas Morning News about his relationship with Cruz:
He’s a friend of mine. I have great respect for him. . . . certainly it’s a stumbling block, and he’s going to have to have it solved before he goes too far.
See! What a nice guy Trump is. . . looking out for a friend like that. Ahh, shucks.
Said no one, EVER. (Unless they are Trump supporters and even then, WTF do they know about “nice people” or “good guys?”)
How did Ted Cruz respond, you ask?
Ok, perhaps you didn’t ask, but seriously, this how he responded:
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 5, 2016
*gasp* Did Ted Cruz try to make a funny? It was a solid attempt, I’ll give him that much.
Far be it for me to take Ted Cruz’s side on ANYTHING. I’ll leave that to Rush Limbaugh. But, nice try, Donald.
Watching these two buffoons go after each other would be mildly entertaining if they weren’t in a competition to be President of the United States.
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