Cruz rips Trump’s self-comparison to Ronald Reagan

CruzReaganRepublican presidential hopeful Donald Trump said that he believes he is building something bigger than former president Ronald Reagan. His rival, Sen. Ted Cruz believes he is dead wrong.

Speaking with reporters in New Hampshire Monday, the GOP candidate responded to a question about Trump’s claim saying, “the American people will make that determination.”

Cruz questioned Trump’s conservative conversion, laying out the striking differences between the GOP front-runner and the actor-turned-president Ronald Reagan.

“Ronald Reagan did not spend the first 60 years of his life supporting Democratic politicians, advocating for big government,” said Cruz, adding that Reagan “spent decades as a principled conservative.”

Cruz called into question Trump’s change of political view once he announced his candidacy, which he contrasted to Reagan’s consistency.

“Ronald Reagan was a voice of consistency,” the Texas senator said. “And I’m pretty sure that Ronald Reagan didn’t write checks and support Democratic politicians like Andrew Cuomo, like Anthony Weiner, like Hillary Clinton,” he said, referring to Trump’s past support of Democrats.

“I understand that every Republican candidate tries to compare themselves to Reagan,” said Cruz. “But at the end of the day, the American people are going to assess who’s telling the truth. Who has, in fact, been a consistent conservative, not who’s adopted conservative language on the campaign trail.”

You can watch the video at The Right Scoop.

Frieda Powers


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