Today, Donald Trump tells George Stephanopoulos that Ted Cruz is "a nasty guy" and "nobody likes him."
That's a far cry from what Trump said scarcely four months ago when he and Cruz made a joint appearance at a DC rally against the Iran nuclear deal. Trump told reporters that Cruz was "a friend of mine" and "a good guy."
Trump says Cruz is a good guy. Trump says Cruz is a nasty guy. Trump loves Cruz. Trump loves Cruz not.
So how do you from being a good guy to a nasty guy in Donald Trump's book?
Well, there's a couple of ways. You can criticize him or gain on him in the polls.
Last month, when Cruz began surging in Iowa, Trump called him "a little bit of a maniac" in an interview with Chris Wallace. For good measure, Trump also said Cruz had the "wrong temperament" to be President.