Ted Cruz was a guest on the Mark Levin Show on Tuesday and was asked by “The Great One” to respond to the breaking news that Donald Trump had “definitely” decided to bow out of the next GOP debate on Thursday, the last debate before the Iowa Caucus on Monday, Feb. 1.
“I think that every candidate for president owes it to the voters — and in particular owes it to the men and women of Iowa to go and humble yourself — and put yourself before them and answer their hard questions,” Cruz told Levin. “Nobody is going to get elected president from a TV studio in Manhattan or New York,” the constitutional conservative opined.
Ted Cruz next challenged Donald Trump to a one-on-one debate, offering to have Mark Levin, Sean Hannity and/or Rush Limbaugh moderate. Cruz challenged Trump to debate him for 90 minutes before the GOP debate on Thursday, and accused the current GOP frontrunner of being afraid of FOX News host Megyn Kelly of “The Kelly File,” one of the debate moderators.
“The fact that Donald is now afraid here on the debate stage, that he doesn’t want his record questioned, I think that reflects a lack of respect for the men and women of Iowa,” Cruz told Levin, while calling Iowa now a “dead heat” between Cruz and the bombastic billionaire and reality TV star.
And if Trump is “afraid” of the moderators, Ted Cruz offered to do a Lincoln-Douglas-style debate with no moderators whatsoever.
“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.
“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.”
Cruz continued, offering to debate Trump anytime before the Iowa Caucus on Monday for 90 minutes.
Levin offered to host the debate, calling it a “great idea.”