Campaign says she just mis-spoke in Indiana campaign speech.
Telling a small crowd of supporters about why Ted Cruz is the best candidate for President, Heidi Cruz said, “Ted IS an immigrant, he is Hispanic, he can unify this party.”
Her comments were made at a campaign stop in Indiana, and only added fuel to the fire of the lingering doubts as to whether he is actually eligible to run for President, since he was born in Canada, to an American mother and a Cuban father. The Washington Examiner reported that a Cruz campaign aide said later that Mrs. Cruz meant to say that Ted “is the son of an immigrant.”
Fox and Friends played a video of her statement and got Donald Trump’s response. Recent polls show Trump has a 15 point lead over Cruz in Indiana.
Here is a transcript of her remarks:
[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“We have been unifying this party. Five of those 17 candidates have endorsed our campaign. And different parts of the party. We’ve been unifying fiscal conservatives. Evangelicals. Young people. Do you know that Ted has been winning the millennial vote in state after state? He’s been winning the women’s vote in state after state. Ted is an immigrant. He is Hispanic. He can unify this party. We have libertarians joining our cause. I have people everyday from the Democrat party telling that they have re-registered to vote for Ted as a Republican because they understand what he stands for and he represents American values.”[/pullquote]
Donald Trump responded in his next campaign speech, “That’s what I’ve been saying!”
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