Cruz on Trump: ‘I’m Not Attacking Him,’ But I Will Defend Myself

cruzTed Cruz took a post-debate victory lap on Fox Business Network tonight, talking with Neil Cavuto about his big fight with Donald Trump.

The FBN debate was marked with two big fights between Cruz and Trump: Cruz absolutely shutting Trump down on his “birther” talk, and Trump scolding Cruz for going after him on “New York values.”

Now, in both instances, Cruz got in a few personal jabs at Trump about his fall in the polls, his desperation, his past liberal views, etc.

But on FBN after the debate, Cruz explained, “I like Donald. I continue to sing his praises. I am not attacking him, but I’m gonna defend myself!”

Cavuto pressed him a bit, and Cruz admitted the campaign has “shifted into a different phase,” noting how Trump has been getting very “upset” about Cruz’s rise in the polls.

Watch above, via FBN.

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