Lyin Ted doubled down on his criticism of New York Values yesterday and defended his remarks again today.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) April 6, 2016
Just like last time Ted didn’t make any new friends. Ted Cruz had to cancel one appearance due to the outrage. Cuomo said Cruz should apologize to New York. The Daily News told Cruz to take the FU Train.
Lyin Ted later held a rally in the gymnasium of Mekeel Christian Academy in Scotia, NY (that didn’t look full).
Ted’s repeated criticism of New York prompted Donald Trump to hit back at Lyin Ted last night.
“Remember when he started lecturing me on New York values like we’re no good?” Trump asked his supporters, referring to Cruz’s attempt to undercut Trump’s socially conservative credentials ahead of the Iowa caucuses.
“I looked at him and started talking about our incredible police, our incredible firefighters,” Trump said, pointing to New Yorkers’ bravery after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
The roaring crowd of about 10,000 supporters — per Nassau County Fire Marshal Scott Tusa’s estimate — responded in kind with chants of “U.S.A.” and “Lyin’ Ted,” picking up on the moniker with which the brash billionaire has sought to brand Cruz.”
The Independent also reported today that Rudy Giuliani is not only supporting Donald Trump, but that he also took offense to Ted Cruz’s demeaning criticism of the people in New York.
“The former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani has said he will vote for Donald Trump in the presidential election.
“I support Trump. I’m gonna vote for Trump,” he told the New York Post, citing the Republican’s policies on the economy, immigration and national security as reasons to vote for the businessman.
Mr Giuliani, who was mayor between 1994 and 2001, said he expects Mr Trump to win the majority of the state’s 95 delegates and to get over 50 per cent of the statewide vote.
The controversial ex-mayor met with Ted Cruz several months ago, but was turned off the Texas Senator after he was seen to attack Donald Trump and his “New York values” during a Republican debate on live television.
“It’s New York City. We’re family. I can make fun of New York. But you can’t!” said Mr Giuliani.
Republican New York Rep.Peter King said;
“Cruz’s comments bout the state’s values show “how disingenuous he is.”
“He knew exactly what he was doing,” King said. “And when I think of New York values, I think of the cops and firefighters on 9/11, I think of the National Guard Reserve Units that were in Iraq and Afghanistan, I think of Rudy Giuliani and Mike Bloomberg who turned the city around.”
.@tedcruz can’t tell truth. Says he fights 4 cops & firefighters. Not true. Didnt cosponsor or vote 4 Zadroga 9/11 health bill. What a fraud
— Rep. Pete King (@RepPeteKing) January 16, 2016
“Any New Yorker who even thinks of voting for Ted Cruz should have their head examined. Really, here’s a guy who refused to sign onto the 9/11 health care act for the cops and firemen. Here’s a guy who talks about New York values.”
A new poll released Wednesday by Monmouth University shows Donald Trump getting the support of 52% of likely Republican primary voters in New York ahead of the state’s April 19 primary.
John Kasich trails big at 25%, Ted Cruz trails even further coming in third at 17%.
“Monmouth’s survey lands atop a pile of New York polls taken this year, nearly all of which show Trump leading by 20 percentage points or more.
Donald Trump plans to stay in New York and keep it that way.