Republican presidential candidate Texas Senator Ted Cruz argued that fellow candidate Donald Trump “seems to have a problem with strong women” and that he doesn’t care what Trump says or tweets anymore on Monday’s “The Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel.
Cruz stated of Trump saying he wouldn’t have retweeted an unflattering picture of Cruz’s wife, Heidi, “Well, listen, Donald saying he made a mistake, I suppose miracles can happen.” He continued, “But to be honest, it’s gotten to the point, as this campaign has gone on, the silliness, the personal attacks, the nastiness, the cursing from Donald, you know, my reaction is who cares. I don’t care what he says anymore. I don’t care what he tweets. What I’m focused on, is how do we solve the real problems of this country? America has real challenges, and these are serious times. This is not the time for a circus sideshow. This is the time for a leader to step up and say, we are going to take the boot of the federal government off the backs of small businesses, we’re going to bring jobs back to America, we’re going to defend the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and we’re going to keep America safe from radical Islamic terrorism. So, listen, Donald doesn’t have any real answers on any of those issues, so his response whenever he gets upset, is he yells and he screams and he curses, and he insults people. That’s his natural safe zone. You know something about that personally, Megyn, but that’s how he treats everybody, is when he’s nervous, when he’s scared, his security blanket is to insult people. I haven’t responded in kind. I’m not going to. I’m going to focus on the issues that I think matter to the American people.”
Cruz added, “I know that Donald, it makes him feel really tough. it makes him feel like a very, very big man to threaten people, and in particular, he seems to have a problem with strong women. I don’t know why that is, but it seems to really bother him. There are no beans to spill, and when he engages in his threats, you know, the great thing — I love Heidi with all my heart. You’ve gotten to know Heidi in the course of this campaign. She is brilliant. She is beautiful. You know, she’s been in the business world for 20 years. She’s been working at a number of different places in the business world. Listen, finance is tough. It’s rough and tumble. She has dealt with bullies. She’s dealt with people who think that they can just, you know, yell and scream at a strong woman and make her cower. Let me tell you, Heidi Cruz is not remotely scared of Donald Trump. And so, her attitude, she just laughs this off and says, listen, everyone knows what Donald says has little to no bearing on reality. Our focus is on our little girls. You know, we’re traveling through Wisconsin right now. We’ve got both Caroline and Catherine. They’re 7 and 5. We’re in the bus. We’re going out. We’re meeting with the people of Wisconsin. We’re focused on the challenges, the real challenges in this country, not silliness of whatever Donald late at night, when his fears are racking at him, whatever he decides to tweet. I don’t think people care anymore. And I think one of the things we’re seeing, as every day goes on, is his own conduct is demonstrating who this man is.”
Cruz later added that he didn’t care who Trump apologized to.
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