Trump: Cruz Not ‘Qualified to be President’ Because He Is ‘Little Bit of a Maniac’

On “Fox News Sunday” this weekend, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said his opponent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is not “qualified to be president” because he is “a bit of a maniac.”

Host Chris Wallace asked, “Let’s turn to the campaign. You lead in almost all the polls, except for a couple in Iowa where Ted Cruz is lightly ahead of you. This week Ted Cruz apparently told some supporters that he questions your judgment to be president. What do you think of Ted Cruz?”

Trump said, “Well, do you know he said it behind my back, somebody taped that conversation. He said it behind my back. That’s OK. I don’t think he’s qualified to be president.”

Wallace asked, “Why not?”

Trump said, “Because I don’t think he has the right temperament, the right judgment.”

Wallace interjected, “What’s wrong with his temperament?”

Trump answered, “The way he’s dealt with the Senate, where he goes in frankly like a bit of a maniac. You never get things done that way. I built a phenomenon business, I have some of the greatest assets anywhere in the world. You can’t walk into the Senate and scream and call people liars and not be able to cajole and get along with people. He’ll never get anything done. That’s the problem with Ted.”

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