Trump brands Cruz a 'nasty guy'
The fracas between the Republican presidential front-runners escalated Sunday as Donald Trump went after Ted Cruz’s likability, calling the Texas senator a “nasty guy.”
“Nobody likes him, nobody in Congress likes him, nobody likes him anywhere once they get to know him,” Trump said in an interview airing on ABC’s “This Week.”
After weeks of the candidates circling each other, the gloves came off in Thursday’s debate, as Trump questioned Cruz’s birthright citizenship and Cruz attacked Trump’s “New York values.”
Trump revived the charge in his interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC, calling Cruz a hypocrite and “very dishonest.”
“He wants to look like Robin Hood,” Trump said. “That he’s the one protecting the people from the banks, while he’s actually borrowing money and personally guaranteeing it and not disclosing it, which is illegal.”