Keep The Promise Super PACs are defending GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) from attacks yielded by GOP frontrunner Donald Trump by releasing an ad of Trump talking positively about Cruz, calling him “a special guy.”
Keep The Promise released the ad in early primary states and online in response to Trump’s attack of Cruz on ABC’s “This Week.”
“Nobody likes him, nobody in Congress likes him, nobody likes him anywhere once they get to know him,” Trump said of Cruz during the television interview.
The 60-second ad depicts Trump introducing Cruz and discussing how Cruz is not controversial, but rather “a special guy.”
“Primary contests can turn ugly, especially when frontrunners realize their lead is shrinking and that voters might prefer a solid record to snarky rhetoric,” President of Keep the Promise I Kellyanne Conway stated in a press release announcing the ad.
“Mr Trump launched a personal, uninitiated attack against Senator Ted Cruz by suggesting ‘No-one likes him.’ But guess who likes Cruz? Donald Trump. He calls him ‘brave’ and ‘a special guy’ in our new ad. Voters agree. They know who has been there and who they can trust: Ted Cruz.”
“It is becoming increasingly obvious that Donald Trump’s main concern is and always has been about protecting Donald Trump,” challenged Jon Francis, president of the Keep the Promise II, in the press release.
“By contrast, Ted Cruz’ main concern has always been protecting the Constitution. Before Ted Cruz began beating him in polls, Donald Trump said it himself, “what [Ted Cruz] is doing is right…it’s common sense, it’s good government.” In this election, we need a candidate we can trust to consistently support the Constitution no matter what the polls say. That’s why we support Ted Cruz.”