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.
But 48 hours later when Trump had a chance to call Cruz a maniac to his face during the GOP debate on CNN, Trump did another about face and instead said, “Let me tell you, as I have gotten to know him over the last three or four days, he has a wonderful temperament, he’s just fine, don’t worry about it.”
So Trump says Cruz is a good guy and then Trump says Cruz is a nasty guy. Trump says Cruz has the wrong temperament and then Trump says Cruz has a wonderful temperament.
Are you beginning to understand why I have been calling Trump’s candidacy into question? Do you understand my skepticism?
If you do then you can only come to the conclusion that it is Trump who is nasty guy and has the wrong temperament to be President of the United States.
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