With the Republican primary in South Carolina just days away, Ted Cruz has stepped up his fight with Donald Trump, who is threatening to sue him unless he stops airing what the billionaire candidate calls “false ads” and retracts what he called a series of lies.
Cruz questioned both Trump’s conservative credentials and whether he had the temperament to be president.
“The people of South Carolina want a consistent conservative they can trust,” Cruz told reporters before his rally in Aiken.
Cruz, who is trying to weaken Trump’s standing among South Carolina’s social conservatives and evangelical Christians, also released a new television ad attacking Trump, showing footage of him praising Planned Parenthood and Hillary Clinton. It ends with the line, “South Carolina cannot trust Donald Trump.”
Trump is challenging Cruz’s eligibility to serve in the White House, calling him “the most dishonest guy I think I’ve ever met in politics.”
“I think he’s an unstable person,” he said, later declaring: “He’s nuts.”