Reuters - Video

Edition: US | UK | IN | CN | JP

Video

Trump targets Cruz

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 01:31

Republican presidential candidate Trump has harsh words about rival Sen. Ted Cruz, telling supporters in Nevada that Cruz ''will lie about anything.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has harsh words about his rival Sen. Ted Cruz, telling supporters in Nevada that Cruz "will lie about anything." "Cruz has gone down a lot in the last few days," Trump said. "You know, when you hold up a Bible, and nobody loves the Bible more than I do, when you wold up a Bible, you don't then go and put it down and then go around lying and doing a lot of things that are wrong," he said. "What he has been doing is terrible," Trump said. In a campaign shake up late Monday, Cruz announced that he asked for the resignation of his spokesman, Rick Tyler. The issue at hand was a campaign ad that falsely showed rival Marco Rubio dismissing the Bible. Tyler apologized on Sunday for posting an an "inaccurate story," But Cruz fired him the next day. "This guy Ted Cruz is the single biggest liar that I have ever dealt with in my life," Trump said. "He will lie about anything," he added. "I have met much tougher people than Ted Cruz, he is like a baby compared with some of the people I have to deal with, he is like a little baby, soft weak little baby by comparison, but for lying he is the best I have ever seen," Trump said. Trump said he was watching a TV news show and the analysts were saying that the other candidates were afraid to attack because they were all afraid of him "Isn't that the kind of guy we want for President," Trump asked the audience. Trump's remarks come hours ahead of the Nevada caucus where Trump, a blunt-spoken political outsider, is commanding a double-digit lead in a handful of Nevada opinion polls. A recent CNN/ORC poll put Trump ahead by 26 percentage points in Nevada at 45 percent, followed by Rubio, from Florida, at 19 percent and Cruz, from Texas, at 17 percent.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Trump targets Cruz

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 01:31