Washington Post: Donald Trump’s Brilliant Ted Cruz Birther Strategy

This article was written by Chris Cillizza and published by the Washington Post:

Say what you will about Donald Trump, but the man is not stupid. Particularly when it comes to how to play the political game. Witness how he has injected the idea — that nominating Ted Cruz might be a dangerous thing for Republicans because of the fact that the Texas senator was born in Canada — into the daily narrative this week.

The idea first came up in an interview with The Washington Post published on Tuesday. Here’s what Trump said:

“Republicans are going to have to ask themselves the question: ‘Do we want a candidate who could be tied up in court for two years?’ That’d be a big problem,” Trump said when asked about the topic. “It’d be a very precarious one for Republicans, because he’d be running and the courts may take a long time to make a decision. You don’t want to be running and have that kind of thing over your head.”

Trump added: “I’d hate to see something like that get in his way. But a lot of people are talking about it, and I know that even some states are looking at it very strongly, the fact that he was born in Canada and he has had a double passport.”

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