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Cruz spoke "Spanglish" growing up

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 - 01:13

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz shows off his ability speak some Spanish in the Bronx, where he tells the Latino community the country can get back to the ''American dream.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Fresh off his Republican nominating contest win in Wisconsin, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz met with locals at a restaurant in the Bronx borough of New York on Wednesday. "What would be your message be for Latinos who will be watching on Univision? In particular, the many who say you're against them, or that you're going to hurt them," one reporter asked him in Spanish. "I understand almost everything. But I can't speak as I would like to... my grandparents, they didn't speak English," Cruz replied in Spanish. Cruz then continued to respond in English, saying he understood the question in Spanish. "I think the most powerful value in the Hispanic community is the American dream," Cruz replied. "We can get back to the nation that we've been, where anybody can start with nothing and achieve anything." Cruz is building momentum as he gears up for the crucial New York primary in two weeks. Cruz's emphatic victory in Wisconsin on Tuesday slowed Trump's progress in amassing the needed convention delegates and increased the chances that Republicans will be faced with a rare contested convention in Cleveland in July.

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Cruz spoke "Spanglish" growing up

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 - 01:13