Donald Trump may sue Ted Cruz over presidential eligibility: ‘When I file suits, I file real suits’
Republican U.S. presidential candidates businessman Donald Trump (L) and Senator Ted Cruz (R) pose together before the start of the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada December 15, 2015. REUTERS/David Becker

Appearing on ABC's This Week, 2016 GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump said he just might might consider filing a suit against rival Ted Cruz over his eligibility to become president by warning, "When I file suits, I file real suits."


Citing legal scholars who have questioned whether Cruz qualifies as a "natural born U.S. citizen," Trump pointed out to host George Stephanopolous that a lawsuit - recently filed in Texas -- was inevitable as Cruz continued to campaign for the presidency.

Earlier in the week, Trump claimed that it would be the Democrats who be suing Cruz, stating, “There are many lawyers who say he can’t run for president. And the Democrats are going to bring a lawsuit. I know many Democrats. They’re bringing a lawsuit as soon as — if he got the nomination, they’d bring a lawsuit that he’s not eligible to run.”

After Stephanopolous pointed out that there may be a question of whether the man in Texas who is suing Cruz has standing to press his case, the host suggested to the billionaire businessman that he might be in a position to file his own suit.

"That sounds like a very big case. I'd do the public a big favor," Trump smirked before stating that he doesn't think Cruz is "a nice guy."

"It's a good idea. Maybe I'll talk to them about it. I'd like to talk to Ted about it, see how he'd feel about it. Because you know, when I file suits, I file real suits," he added.

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