Speaking on behalf of her husband on Sunday, Heidi Cruz make a major blunder. Campaigning among a small crowd in Greenfield, Indiana, Heidi told them that:
Ted is an immigrant. He is Hispanic. We can unify this Party.
Almost immediately, the Cruz camp circled the wagons. Spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said that Mrs. Cruz misspoke (of course). Heidi Cruz meant that Ted was the “son of an immigrant.”
As she has in numerous speeches over and over, Heidi was referring to Ted as being the son of an immigrant. That is a story she shares repeatedly on the campaign trail. It is an integral part of his background and personal story, one which resonates with the millions of Americans who share a similar background, and that gives hope to those struggling to climb the economic ladder.
Right. Well, okay. But can someone explain to me how the people who spent 8 years bitching about how Obama was a foreigner, wasn’t American or eligible to be President because he was born in Hawai’i and his father was Kenyan now find a very similar situation perfectly okay for Ted Cruz?
Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to a Cuban immigrant father and an American mother. There was a lot of scrutiny about whether or not Cruz would be eligible to be POTUS because he was born in another country. There were lawsuits in New York and Illinois to keep Cruz off the ticket. But a judge ruled in March that Cruz was, indeed, eligible to run.
The clip of Heidi Cruz’s comments was shown to Donald Trump on Fox and Friends Weekend Sunday morning. Naturally, Trump jumped right on the chance to run his opponent down:
It’s just so bad. Let me tell you. I assume she’s saying he’s an immigrant from Canada. Because you know he lived in Canada for the first four years of his life. Not an immigrant like I think she’s referring to.
Trump took the opportunity to repeat Mrs. Cruz’s comment at a rally later in the day. Expect to hear it again as we draw closer to the GOP convention. Trump has said before that Cruz would face a lawsuit from the Democrats should he be the Republican nominee.
Get that popcorn ready, folks. This should be fun.
Here’s the video from Fox And Friends Weekend:
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