Fiery 'Donald Is Dismayed': Cruz, Trump Exchange Fire Over Birther Claims
Donald Trump and Ted Cruz butted heads over Trump's birther claims at tonight’s Fox Business GOP debate.
Asked by Neil Cavuto whether he wanted to once and for all clear up any confusion over his eligibility to run for president, Cruz responded by criticizing “the birther theories that Donald has been relying on.”
“I recognize that Donald is dismayed that his poll numbers are falling in Iowa,” said the Texas senator. “But the facts and the law here are really quite clear.”
“Some of the more extreme ones insist that you must not only be born on U.S. soil, but have two parents born on U.S. soil,” Cruz added.
“Under that theory, not only would I be disqualified, Marco Rubio would be disqualified, Bobby Jindal would be disqualified, and interestingly enough, Donald J. Trump would be disqualified.”
Trump responded: “In Iowa, now, as you know, Ted, I’m beating you. So you shouldn’t misrepresent how well you’re doing with the polls.”
“I was all for you until you started doing that, because that’s a big misrepresentation,” Trump added. “I don’t care.”
Watch the full fiery exchange, above.