Heidi Cruz Hits Back Against Donald Trump’s Threat to ‘Spill the Beans’ on Her

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Heidi Cruz, the wife of GOP presidential contender Ted Cruz, deflected a threat by Donald Trump to “spill the beans” on her during a brief press conference in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

“Well, as you probably know by now, most of the things that Donald Trump says have no basis in reality,” Mrs. Cruz responded to a reporter’s question about Trump’s tweet.

“So we are not worried in the least and [we are] focusing on our campaign, and we are going to continue to do that,” she said.

On Tuesday Trump tweeted a reaction to an ad that appeared against his campaign and featured his wife Melania’s nearly nude photo from a G.Q. photo shoot. The caption under the photo read, “Meet Melania Trump, your next First Lady. Or you could vote for Ted Cruz on Tuesday.”

“Lyin’ Ted Cruz just used a picture of Melania from a G.Q. shoot in his ad. Be careful, Lyin’ Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife!” Trump tweeted.

Cruz responded in turn, “Pic of your wife not from us. Donald, if you try to attack Heidi, you’re more of a coward than I thought. #classless”

However, Liz Mair – co-founder of the anti-Trump super PAC, Make America Awesome – responded to Trump that the ad belonged to her super PAC and not the Cruz campaign.

“Hi Donald, I know you’re really upset about that ad, but it was Make America Awesome’s, not Ted Cruz’s,” Mair posted.

Trump, nevertheless, continued with the attack on Cruz, tweeting Wednesday, “Lyin’ Ted Cruz denied that he had anything to do with the G.Q. model photo post of Melania. That’s why we call him Lyin’ Ted!”

Mrs. Cruz – a senior executive with Goldman Sachs who is on leave from her job to assist her husband with his campaign—also denied the ad containing the photo of Melania Trump came from the Cruz campaign. “In no shape or form are we related to it,” she said.

“So we are not worried in the least and focusing on our campaign, and we are going to continue to do that,” she said, adding that her husband has made it a point to focus on “opportunity conservatism” during his campaign.

“I have one job on this campaign, and it is to be helping Ted win this race,” she continued. “And it is, I think, the easiest job in the world, and that is to speak the truth: what I know about my husband, our family, myself.”

“We need to show this country that the principles of the left have not worked,” Mrs. Cruz explained. “We’ve had eight years of a failing economy and a recession we’ve never really recovered from…this is an incredible opportunity for Republicans to elect a leader who understands the Constitution and understands free markets, that will turn this country around and turn the economy around.”

Mrs. Cruz did not specifically address what Trump could mean in his threat to “spill the beans,” but said her message to everyone is that “Ted Cruz is the right person to be president of this country and to be commander-in-chief from Day One.”

She continued that the country is facing important challenges to religious liberty, freedom of speech, the Second Amendment, and safety, and that her husband has a track record of consistently winning these arguments.

“What I think most women want is a better future for their children, and that’s what I want and it’s why Ted and I are running,” Mrs. Cruz added. “I think women across Wisconsin and across this country want to elect a leader that is positive and optimistic and has a plan for the future of their country and to turn this country around.”


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