Donald Trump just went birther on Ted Cruz Tuesday as he was being interviewed by the Washington Post:
Donald Trump said in an interview that rival Ted Cruz’s Canadian birthplace was a “very precarious” issue that could make the Texas senator vulnerable if he became the Republican presidential nominee.
“Republicans are going to have to ask themselves the question: ‘Do we want a candidate who could be tied up in court for two years?’ That’d be a big problem,” Trump said when asked about the topic. “It’d be a very precarious one for Republicans because he’d be running and the courts may take a long time to make decision. You don’t want to be running and have that kind of thing over your head.”
Trump added, “I’d hate to see something like that get in his way. But a lot of people are talking about it and I know that even some states are looking at it very strongly, the fact that he was born in Canada and he has had a double passport.”
Donald is using the tried and true Fox News attack tactic of the "some people said," variety on the Texas Senator.
Ted Cruz didn't respond to the WaPo people, but he did tweet out his response.
Later in the WaPo article, Trump said he's not reviving the birther argument against Cruz, but just discussing it because so many others are bringing it up.
In the Post interview, Trump insisted that he was providing a candid assessment of his leading opponent rather than initiating a personal attack and reviving the so-called “birther” debate that he once led against President Obama. He repeatedly said he is hearing chatter on the topic among voices on the right. “People are bringing it up,” he said.
Chatter is the new "some people said."