At a press conference in Hooksett, New Hampshire on Wednesday, constitutional conservative presidential candidate Ted Cruz made the case that bombastic billionaire and reality TV star Donald Trump’s most recent Twitter tirade puts into question his temperament to be the next commander-in-chief.
On Wednesday, Trump went unhinged on Twitter, as he tends to do in full-on loose cannon mode, accusing Cruz of fraud and wrote that the results of his unexpected loss in the Iowa Caucus were invalid and should, therefore, be nullified.
Cruz coined a new term for Trump’s temper tantrum — “Trumpertantrum” — and the term caught hold, even trending on Twitter, Trump’s favorite social media site.
“It is no surprise that Donald is throwing another temper tantrum, or if you like, yet another Trumpertantrum. It seems his reaction to everything is to throw a fit — to engage in insults.”
During the presser, Cruz told reporters that Donald Trump engages in personal attacks and issues because he doesn’t want to debate his lifelong record of supporting liberal policies ranging from “Bernie Sanders-style” socialized medicine to obliterating property rights.
Cruz contends that Trump is “losing it” because he cannot handle losing and questioned whether the trigger-happy Trump would one day have America waking up to Denmark getting nuked under the directive of Trump.
Cruz also reminded the reporters that not long ago Donald Trump called the voters of Iowa “stupid,” and wondered if he was going to use the same tactic in New Hampshire and South Carolina, which holds the next two primaries.
“He’s calling you a cheater. He’s calling you a fraud. Does this cross the line for you?” a reporter asked Cruz.
“Donald’s insults get more and more hysterical the more and more upset he gets,” Cruz answered, stating that he was not going to return personal insults.
“Do you think they’re funny?” the reporter asked.
“I think they’re very funny. I wake up every day and laugh at the latest thing Donald has tweeted. Because he’s losing it.
We need a commander-in-chief, not a twitterer-in-chief. We need someone with judgment and the temperament to keep this country safe.
I don’t know anyone who would be comfortable with someone who behaves this way — having his finger on the button.
I mean, we’re liable to wake up one morning and Donald — if he were president — would have nuked Denmark.
That’s not the temperament of a leader to keep this country safe.”