Watch how this Republican handles the tough questions; then compare it to how Hillary Clinton does the same.
GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz was confronted by Ofelia Valdez, a young illegal immigrant in Storm Lake, Iowa Wednesday, who asked the senator from Texas what would happen to her and those in similar situations if he were to become president.
“As a DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] holder myself, I worried about whoever comes next to the presidency and what’s going to happen to people like us,” Valdez said. “I think of myself as part of this community and you know, first day of presidency, you decide to deport, you know, people like myself, you know, it’s just very difficult to process.”
Cruz addressed her question firmly, but with compassion and grace.
“Well listen, I would note, if you’re a DACA recipient, that means that you were brought here illegally, and violating the laws has consequences. And one of the problems with our broken immigration system is that it is creating human tragedies,” he told her.
“But I can tell you what the law is in every country on earth. If I illegally emigrate to England, or Germany, or France, or China, or Mexico and they catch me, they will deport me. That’s what every country on earth does. And there’s no reason that America’s laws should have less respect than the laws of every other country on earth. We should welcome people who come following the laws but there are consequences for breaking the law. And that is part of what makes America the nation that we are.”
At a campaign event in Derry, New Hampshire, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton was asked a tough question about the sexual assault allegations made by Juanita Broaddrick against the candidate’s husband Bill.
Clinton’s response? She called the questioner “very rude” and said she wouldn’t answer any of her questions.
Watch the clip.
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