On Tuesday night, Donald Trump showed his political ignorance after accusing Ted Cruz of creating an ad featuring Trump’s scantily clad third wife, Melania. The photo was willingly taken by Melania Trump as part of a GQ photo shoot. The ad, however, was not created by Cruz. In fact, it was done by a super PAC unaffiliated with the Texas Senator, since by law candidates can have no communication with super PACS, even those which appear to support their campaign.
But, that didn’t stop the bloviating billionaire Trump from not only attacking Cruz in a tweet, but also threatening Cruz’s wife and mother of his two young girls, Heidi.
Trump tweeted his threat not once, but twice, taking down the first tweet so that he could tweet his threatening message again using his favorite, projected nickname onto Cruz of “Lyin’ Ted.”
Here is the tweet Trump used to replace the original so he could put on display his obsession with projecting his propensity to lie onto Cruz.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 23, 2016
Enter the ever classy Heidi Cruz.
Heidi Cruz spoke to the media outside of her husband’s campaign office in Wisconsin and called Donald Trump out for statements not based on reality.
“I have one job on this campaign, and that is to be helping Ted win this race and it is, I think the easiest job in the world because all I have to do is speak the truth. You probably know by now that most of the things Donald Trump says have no basis in reality. So we are not worried in the least. We’re focusing on our campaign, and we are going to continue to do that.”
Donald Trump could learn a thing or two about responding to statements about him with grace and class from Heidi Cruz, rather than flipping back and forth from sounding like a petulant child to appearing to be a cry bully.