Ted Cruz Mocks Donald Trump as ‘Ducking Donald’ in GOP Debate Challenge Throwdown

After challenging Donald Trump to a one-on-one debate on Tuesday evening’s Mark Levin Show, Ted Cruz stepped up his challenge, shaming the bombastic billionaire and reality TV star as “Ducking Donald” for refusing to participate in the upcoming GOP debate on Thursday on FOX News.

Cruz took to Twitter to announce the #DuckingDonald hashtag while posting a new landing page by the same name. “I challenged Donald Trump to a one-on-one debate. Tell him to accept,” Cruz tweeted.

Cruz continued to punk Trump, accusing him of being afraid of being asked tough questions by FOX’s Megyn Kelly, one of the debate moderators. Trump believes that Kelly has a personal vendetta against him and threatened to not show up for the debate unless she is removed. Cruz posted a link to a clip from Monty Python to make his point that Trump is “trembling” at the thought of being questioned by Megyn Kelly:

Cruz told Mark Levin he would debate Trump “mana a mano” anytime between now and the Iowa Caucus on February 1st, with or without a moderator.

“If Donald is afraid of Megyn Kelly, I would like to invite him on your show to participate in a one-on-one debate between me and Donald, mano a mano,” Ted Cruz told Mark Levin on Tuesday. ““If he’s afraid of Megyn Kelly, if he’s afraid of you and afraid of Hannity and afraid of Rush, then we could do it without any debate moderators whatsoever.”

Levin, a leading radio talk show host, constitutional scholar, and best-selling author, agreed to host the debate, calling it a “great idea.”

Wednesday morning, Donald Trump took to Twitter to continue his ongoing attacks against FOX News and Megyn Kelly.

Tuesday night he issued the following statement in regards to his dropping out of the debate:

Thus far, at least on Trump’s favorite social media tool, Twitter, he has not responded to Cruz’s debate challenge.

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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