Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Cruz Shows How to Deal with "Trumpertantrums"--with Wit

Update: video below (H/T Patterico)

Ted Cruz responds with almost Reaganesque wit to Donald Trump's demand for a new election in Iowa. This guy is proving he deserves to be in the top tier.

From National Review:
At a press conference before a meeting with voters in Goffstown, New Hampshire, the new frontrunner in the Republican race pulled no punches. “It is no surprise that Donald is throwing yet another temper tantrum – or if you like, another Trumpertantrum,” Cruz said. “It seems his reaction to everything is to throw a fit, and I understand that Donald finds it very hard to lose. But at the end of the day, the people of Iowa spoke.” 
“There’s a reason that Donald engages in insult after insult – because he can’t debate the substance,” Cruz continued. “He doesn’t actually want to talk about issues.” 
The Texas senator wasn’t done. “Donald’s insults get more and more hysterical the more and more upset he gets,” Cruz said. “I think they’re very funny. I wake up every day and laugh at the latest thing Donald has tweeted.” He questioned Trump’s temperament for the job of commander-in-chief, saying “we’re liable to wake up one day and Donald, as president, will have nuked Denmark.” 
“You know, my girls are five and seven,” Cruz said. “And I got tell you, Caroline and Catherine are better behaved than a presidential candidate who insults people every day.” The line drew cheers and huge applause from the assembled New Hampshirites waiting to meet him. 
Asked whether Cruz planned to fire the staffers accused of misleading Iowa caucus-goers, the senator demurred. “This is not a campaign that scapegoats our staffers, that holds someone out and fires them for political purposes,” he told a reporter. “And I would not that the news story we passed on was true and accurate . . . is it a dirty trick to pass on your news stories?”
That's got to leave a mark.


MAX Redline said...

The establishment doesn't Hate Trump. They hate Cruz. Which is exactly why I prefer him.

T. D. said...

Besides that Cruz has a real sense of humor even though he doesn't seem like he would. SNL would be proud of a skit based on this. No one has skewered Trump as well in so few words. Trumpertantrum is true and comedy gold. Sarah Palin also has great comedy instincts, but she has lost her sense of humor and balance lately.

MAX Redline said...

Yes, unlike many in the political arena, Cruz maintains a sense of humor - another reason why I like him.

T. D. said...

He also seems to maintain his calm and cool under fire.