This morning, GOP front-runner Donald Trump, in a re-tweet that pitted a photo of former model Melania Trump against a photo of Sen. Ted Cruz’s wife and Goldman Sachs investment manager Heidi Cruz, further illustrated what he meant when he said, back in August, “I cherish women. I want to help women. I’m going to be able to do things for women that no other candidate would be able to do”:
TV news outlets pounced, noting Ted Cruz campaign communications director Alice Stewart this morning called the re-tweet “conduct unbecoming” of the office for which Trump is running. Stewart also reiterated that Cruz’s campaign had nothing to do with the anti-Trump SuperPAC ad, featuring a nude-Melania photo from a GQ spread, that started it all. She further said Cruz’s campaign has denounced the ad and that Cruz has called family members “off limits.” Trump’s senior adviser Stephen Miller, meanwhile, contributed to this morning’s TV news cycle warnings that Trump won’t let up until Cruz condemns that ad and tells the SuperPAC to knock off the rannygazoo. So, expect days more of this.
Meanwhile, The View this morning tried to draw former GOP candidate Ben Carson, who has endorsed Trump, into the kerfuffle: