This post originally appeared on AddictingInfo.org.
Ted Cruz has one friend in politics and he isn’t a politician. Cruz has managed to alienate the entire Republican party with his tantrums on the Senate floor, and with declarations that he and he alone is qualified to hear the word of God and govern by it. Cruz is a Tea Party extremist whose radical views include shutting down the government when he doesn’t get his way.
Cruz’s one friend, therefore, has been Donald Trump. Where every other candidate has tried attacking Trump and failed, losing points in the polls to the idiots the Republican party has attracted as its new base, Cruz has done the opposite. He focuses on what the two have in common: Hate. He will build that wall if he’s elected, and he’ll look to Donald Trump to get it done.
Cruz isn’t so forthcoming with his support for The Donald in private, however. At a recent fundraiser behind closed doors, Cruz questioned whether Trump has the “judgement” to be president. He stacked Trump and Ben Carson together and said that while he likes them both, he doesn’t believe they have what it takes:
“You look at Paris, you look at San Bernardino, it’s given a seriousness to this race, that people are looking for: Who is prepared to be a commander in chief? Who understands the threats we face?
“Who am I comfortable having their finger on the button? Now that’s a question of strength, but it’s also a question of judgment. And I think that is a question that is a challenging question for both of them.”
It may seem like a subtle enough statement from a presidential candidate, but where Donald Trump is concerned, any negative comment would mean all-out war. That is obviously why Cruz hasn’t made statements like that anywhere but behind closed doors. Unfortunately, he learned nothing from Mitt Romney’s 47 percent guffaw. Somebody recorded the remarks and leaked them:
Trump wasn’t pleased when he found out his buddy Ted questions his “judgement.” He took to Twitter (of course) to bash Cruz publicly:
.@tedcruz should not make statements behind closed doors to his bosses, he should bring them out into the open - more fun that way!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 11, 2015
Looks like @tedcruz is getting ready to attack. I am leading by so much he must. I hope so, he will fall like all others. Will be easy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 11, 2015
Trump retweeted his little victory and went about his business, leaving Cruz looking like yet another Trump lackey. It’s OK, Cruz supporters. Trump says there’s definitely a job for Ted in the Trump administration.
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