Cruz on Trump, Rubio Attacks: Truth Matters, You ‘Can’t Scream’ When Called Out
In a video uploaded to his YouTube channel, presidential candidate Ted Cruz took aim at rivals Marco Rubio and Donald Trump.
“It is a curious thing that two of the candidates in this race, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio, both have the very same pattern,” he said. “Whenever anyone points out their record, they simply start screaming ‘Liar! Liar! Liar!'”
He went on to say that he does not take part in name-calling or personal attacks, though he does believe “it is the meat of politics to focus on record and policy and substance and vision.”
He maintained that challenging another candidate’s record is fair game, while personal attacks are not. “Truth matters,” he asserted. “You cannot simply scream ‘Liar!’ when somebody points out the actual position of Donald Trump or the actual position of Marco Rubio.”
He was calm and used measured statements, claiming on multiple occasions over the four minutes that he spoke that his rivals were entitled to their opinions, which they share with “liberal Democrats.”
The video was uploaded during the impromptu press conference in which Trump doubled down on his threat to sue Cruz.
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