GOP frontrunner Donald Trump responded Saturday to Sen. Ted Cruz’s apology for his comment about New York values.
Trump posted on Twitter:
The Ted Cruz wiseguy apology to the people of New York is a disgrace. Remember, his wife's employer, and his lender, is located there!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 16, 2016
Trump was responding to Cruz’s apology following the GOP debate in South Carolina, where Trump said Cruz insulted people from New York when he was critical of New York values.
“Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio have all demanded an apology, and I’m happy to apologize,” Cruz told reporters after the debate on Thursday night. “I apologize to the millions of New Yorkers who have been let down by the liberal politicians in that state.”
After bashing liberal politicians and policies in New York, Cruz added:
I apologize to all the cops and the firefighters and 9/11 heroes who had no choice but to stand and turn their backs on Mayor de Blasio because Mayor de Blasio over and over again stands with the looters and the criminals rather than the brave men and women of blue.
Both Cruz and Trump are expected to speak at the South Carolina Tea Party Convention on Saturday afternoon.