Trump calls ‘Cruz’ maniac

Trump calls ‘Cruz’ maniac


Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump had a new target on Sunday, calling fellow White House contender Ted Cruz “a little bit of a maniac” as the US senator passed him in an Iowa opinion poll.Cruz’s dogged pursuit of conservative Iowa voters has paid off in the form of a 10-percentage-point lead over Trump in the state, where the first presidential nominating contest will take place on Feb 1.Unlike the other Republicans seeking their party’s nomination for the November 2016 presidential election, the US senator from Texas has embraced Trump and avoided publicly criticising the popular candidate.But last week, he questioned Trump’s judgment at a private fundraiser, according to the New York Times, after the billionaire developer advocated temporarily banning Muslims from entering the United States.That got Trump’s attention.”I don’t think he is qualified to be president,” Trump said on “Fox News Sunday”.”I don’t think he has the right temperament. I don’t think he’s got the right judgment. When you look at the way he has dealt with the Senate, where he goes in there like a, you know, frankly, like a little bit of a maniac – you are never going to get things done that way.”

Trump touted his ability to get along with liberals and conservatives and said that was the hallmark of the “world-class businessman” he is.Cruz had a light-hearted response to the “maniac” label on Twitter later on Sunday, posting a link to a video clip from the 1983 film “Flashdance” showing star Jennifer Beals dancing energetically as the hit song “Maniac” plays on the soundtrack.”In honor of my friend @realDonaldTrump and good-hearted #Maniacs everywhere,” Cruz said in his tweet.


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