Donald Trump went there.
Donald Trump said in an interview that rival Ted Cruz’s Canadian birthplace was a “very precarious” issue that could make the senator from Texas 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 a 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.”
Sen. Ted Cruz returned the serve Tuesday, with élan. It was a clean play, over the net, in the corner, with no possible recovery for former tennis aficionado Trump.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 5, 2016
You really can’t argue with Cruz on this. At least Trump is an equal opportunity birther.
And for those who think this will somehow hurt either candidate, fear not.
Trump is rather immune from saying things that make the Washington Post cringe; in fact I think he rather enjoys it. Similarly, Cruz is rather immune from Trump making outlandish statements; I think he probably laughed and said “Touché, Donald.”
Well played, Senator, well played.