Trump: I Never Questioned Cruz’s Christianity

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he never questioned his opponent Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) faith but remained steadfast on his claim Cruz “can’t lie and hold up a Bible.”

Partial transcript as follows:

DICKERSON: Last week when the pope made his remark about your Christianity, no leader especially religious should have right to question another man easy ridge on or faith. just last week you questioned ted cruise’s Christianity several time in the course of the campaign might have helped you win South Carolina. Why is it okay for you not okay for the pope?

TRUMP: No I never questioned Ted’s– anything having to do with his religion. I just said you can’t lie and hold up a Bible. You can’t do that. just is not appropriate. I was tough on him. because things were said abut me that were not true and Marco Rubio said that he lied. I’ve never seen a politician say to another politician that he lied. I guess it happens. But what Marco actually gave me cover because he actually said the same thing, he said it during the debate that he was lying. I just said you can’t say things which are lies and claim Christianity you just can’t do it. I don’t think it’s good. I’m not questioning his Christianity I think it’s inappropriate to hold up the Bible and lie.”

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