Rush: Trump Acting Like ‘Donald McCain’ Against Cruz Raises ‘Red Flags,’ Not What ‘Genuine Conservative’ Would Do
Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh criticized GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump for his remarks about fellow candidate Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz and Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, saying the attacks raised “red flags” and that Trump’s attack on Cruz are “no different than what the Democrat Party would say” on Monday.
Rush said, after playing a clip of Trump calling Cruz a “maniac” in the Senate, “even people who are not particularly aligned with Cruz on the right have gotta be curious about this because this is no different than what the media would say about Ted Cruz. This is no different than what the Democrat Party would say. I mean, this is what the Republican establishment would say, for crying out loud.”
He continued, “He’s essentially put on his Sen. John McCain hat here, saying, ‘I’m Donald McCain, and I’m the guy that can cross the aisle and work with the other side. Ted Cruz can’t.’ I was kind of surprised by that.” He also stated, “for somebody running for the Republican nomination, who has set himself up as anti-establishment, to join the establishment in that kind of criticism of Cruz, I don’t get it. It doesn’t make a lot of sense.”