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Ted Cruz snaps at NBC’s Chuck Todd for ‘dragging up all that garbage’ Trump threw at him in 2016 campaign

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A “Meet the Press” interview with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) went sideways on Sunday when host Chuck Todd reminded the Trump defender of all the smears the president launched against him when they were both vying for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

With Cruz attempting to defend Donald Trump’s honor with regard to his Ukraine scandal, the incredulous Todd brought up Trump attacking Cruz’s wife, accusing him of an extramarital affair and saying he may not have been born in the U.S. during the 2016 campaign.

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“I appreciate you dragging up all that garbage, that’s very kind of you,” Cruz shot back.

“Is it not possible that this president is capable of creating a false narrative about somebody in order to help him politically?” Todd pressed

“Except that’s not what happened,” Cruz said, before accusing the press of playing “a game.”

Cruz then cited an op-ed from a former Ukrainian ambassador as proof of their interference, to which Todd replied, “You’re saying a pick-pocket, which essentially is a Hill op-ed, compared to Bernie Madoff and Vladimir Putin. You are trying to make them both seem equal. I don’t understand that.”

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Trump defiantly refuses to condemn extremists groups at debate: ‘Proud Boys, stand back and stand by’

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday refused an opportunity to disavow right-wing extremists and white supremacist groups.

At his first 2020 presidential debate, Trump was asked if he would speak out against the extremist groups.

"Are you willing, tonight, to condemn white supremacist and militia groups and to say that they need to stand down?" moderator Chris Wallace asked the president.

"I would say almost everything I see is from the left wing," Trump complained. "I'm willing to do anything. I want to see peace."

"Do it, sir," Wallace said.

"Say it," Democratic candidate Joe Biden chimed in.

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‘He’s Putin’s puppy’: Biden rips Trump — and the president freaks out and breaks the debate rules

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Former Vice President Joe Biden invoked President Donald Trump's subservience to Russian President Vladimir Putin during the first 2020 general election presidential debate.

"With regard to being weaker, the fact is I have gone head to head with Putin and made it clear to him we're not going to take any of his stuff," Biden said.

"He's Putin's puppy! He refuses to say anything to Putin about the bounty on the heads of American soldiers," Biden charged.

At that point, Trump interrupted to distract by talking about Hunter Biden.

"Mr. President, your campaign agreed to both sides would get two-minute answers, uninterrupted," moderator Chris Wallace noted. "Your side agreed to it and why don't you observe what your campaign agreed to as a ground rule, okay, sir?"

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Chris Wallace yells at Trump after debate goes off the rails: ‘Frankly, you’ve been doing more interrupting’

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Fox News moderator Chris Wallace admonished President Donald Trump for repeatedly refusing to let Democratic nominee Joe Biden have the floor at Tuesday night's debate.

Nearly an hour into the debate, Wallace seemed to realize that he had lost control of the president.

"No!" Wallace exclaimed as Trump tried to talk over him. "The answer to the question is no!"

But the president refused to be silent.

"Stop!" Wallace yelled. "Gentleman! I hate to raise my voice by why should I be different than the two of you?"

"We have ended that segment, we're going to go to the next segment," the moderator explained, turning to Trump. "I think that the country would be better served if we allowed both people to speak with fewer interruptions. I'm appealing to you, sir, to do that."

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