Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump reacted comments from Rafael Cruz, the father of his opponent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who urged Christians to support his son in today’s Indiana GOP presidential primary.
“So, I implore, I exhort every member of the body of Christ to vote according to the word of God and vote for the candidate that stands on the word of God and on the Constitution of the United States of America,” the elder Cruz had said in video posted to Facebook. “And I am convinced that man is my son, Ted Cruz. The alternative could be the destruction of America. We cannot afford to have another four years of someone that does not stand on the fundamental principles that have made America the greatest country on the face of the earth.”
Trump excoriated Rafael Cruz, calling his remarks a “disgrace” and went on to tout support he had received from religious leaders.
“I think it’s a disgrace that he’s allowed to do it,” Trump said. “I think it’s a disgrace that he’s allowed to say it. You know, I am back by Jerry Falwell, Jr. You look at some of the ministers that are backing me and they’re backing me more so than they’re backing Cruz. And I’m winning the evangelical vote. And it’s disgraceful that his father can go out and do that and so many people are angry about it. And the evangelicals are angry about it, the way he does that.”
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