It’s pretty clear that bombastic billionaire and reality TV star Donald Trump will say pretty much anything to get elected, and he proved it again on Tuesday.
On the heels of attacking Ted Cruz’s Christianity (he seriously said evangelicals can’t come from Cuba?), a ridiculous attack considering Cruz’s flawless Christian credentials and his father being a Baptist minister, and considering Donald Trump has never asked God for forgiveness, an impossibility in order to be a Christian, Trump dug deeper, questioning Ted Cruz’s eligibility to run for the president and his status as a U.S. citizen.
Even though the National Constitution Center, as well as constitutional scholar Mark Levin have thoroughly examined the issue as being a non-issue, Donald Trump decided to go full-on birther on Tuesday against Ted Cruz, who just took the lead in the most popular state in the union — California.
In an interview with the leftist Washington Post, Trump took the bait:
“Republicans are going to have to ask themselves the question: ‘Do we want a candidate who could be tied up in court for two years?’ That’d be a big problem,” Trump said when asked about the topic. “It’d be a very precarious one for Republicans because he’d be running and the courts may take a long time to make a decision. You don’t want to be running and have that kind of thing over your head.”
Trump added: “I’d hate to see something like that get in his way. But a lot of people are talking about it and I know that even some states are looking at it very strongly, the fact that he was born in Canada and he has had a double passport.”
Cruz responded with social media brilliance and hilarity, making a point that Trump was getting as desperate as the sitcom Happy Days was when the TV show was declining and in order to try to stop the ratings bleeding, they did an episode showing Fonzie “jumping the shark” a phrase that is now part of American lexicon meaning, the last desperate reach before the eventual failure.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 5, 2016
Apparently, Donald Trump is feeling the heat from Ted Cruz’s scorching surge and while he can’t hold a candle to Cruz’s positions on the issues, which are solid, consistent, and constitutionally based, he feels that personal attacks are going to work against Ted Cruz — they won’t.
I suspect that Donald Trump going birther against Ted Cruz will work about as well as Happy Days jumping the shark with Fonzie in rescuing the long-running sitcom from elimination — or his calling Cruz a “maniac,” which also embarrassingly backfired.
Ted Cruz, who memorized the U.S. Constitution as a teenager, and has won numerous Supreme Court victories on issues like the First Amendment, religious liberty and upholding the Second Amendment, has been fighting for the Constitution his entire adult life.
Meanwhile, while Cruz was fighting for the Constitution, Donald Trump was busy buying off politicians, contributing to the political sewer and funding politicians like corrupt leftist Democrats Hillary Clinton, Charlie Rangel, Harry Reid, Charlie Crist, etc., while spewing leftist, anti-freedom, anti-free market policies like universal health care, Obamacare on steroids.