Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) clashed on Tuesday as the legislator asked his Republican rival to debate on Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor while Trump threatened Cruz online.
“Lyin’ Ted Cruz just used a picture of Melania from a G.Q. shoot in his ad,” Trump posted on Twitter. “Be careful, Lyin’ Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife!”
The post can be seen below:
As The Blaze reported, Trump actually posted the threat twice; the original version included Cruz’s Twitter address.
Trump’s remarks also accused the Tea Party senator of being behind an ad released by a super PAC on Monday mocking Melania Trump for posing nude for GQ magazine in 2000.
“It’s objectionable because in typical porn/porn-lite fashion, it features her handcuffed to a briefcase, looking vulnerable and sends an implicit message of female subservience, as a lot of photos of tethered, naked women produced for male titillation and consumption do,” said the group’s founder, GOP strategist Liz Mair, who has criticized Trump in the past.
According to The Hill, the senator not only criticized Trump during an appearance on Bill O’Reilly’s program on Tuesday, but called on the Fox News host to moderate a debate between the two.
“You put me in a difficult position, because I’m not going to defend Trump,” O’Reilly said.
“Why don’t you ask Donald Trump to come here and defend himself?” Cruz replied. “Donald is afraid to debate. I would love to debate him. Bill, you can moderate; he wouldn’t argue that you’re an unfair moderator.”
“Yes, he would,” O’Reilly replied.
Update, 10:23 p.m. EST: Cruz responded on Twitter by noting that his campaign did not produce the image that angered Trump, adding, “If you try to attack Heidi, you’re more of a coward than I thought.” The post can be seen below:
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 23, 2016ADVERTISEMENT
Watch the interview, as posted online on Tuesday, below.
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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."