On Easter Sunday, Trump added more fuel to the fire by going on ABC's "This Week" and remarking, “There are things about Heidi that I don’t want to talk about. You could look, but I don’t want to talk about them.”
In response, Cruz said it was "disgusting to see a candidate attacking the spouse of another,” which is true and evidence of the sad state our political discourse has devolved into thanks to Trump.
The 2016 election campaign has reached yet another low in presidential politics.
On Tuesday evening, the war of words between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz turned into a nasty family feud with the candidates dragging each other’s spouses into the fray.
It all started with an advertisement campaign, reportedly targeted at female members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Utah, which featured a nude photograph of the GOP front-runner’s wife Melania Trump. The campaign was funded by the anti-Trump political action committee Make America Awesome and the picture they used was originally shot for British GQ in 2000.
The text beside the image read: “Meet Melania Trump. Your next first lady. Or, you could support Ted Cruz on Tuesday.”
Needless to say, Trump was upset and believed the ad came from the Texas senator. Therefore, in his usual aggressive fashion, he decided to retaliate by issuing a threat to the senator, who claims to have no ties to the campaign group, and his wife Heidi Cruz.
Lyin' Ted Cruz just used a picture of Melania from a G.Q. shoot in his ad. Be careful, Lyin' Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 23, 2016
It was actually his second tweet on the subject. The White House hopeful deleted the first one, which wasn’t much different, because he had apparently forgotten to include “Lyin' Ted” — his trademark insult for the senator.
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Cruz responded to the former reality TV star’s tweet shortly.
While it’s embarrassing the two candidates have stooped to such low levels of abhorrence, it’s unclear as to what “beans” might Trump have on Heidi Cruz, who is currently on an unpaid leave from her job as a managing director in Goldman Sachs’ Houston office.
Heidi responded to Trump's threatening tweet about her on Wednesday.
“As you probably know by now, most of what others say is not based in reality,” she said of the clown candidate.
“I have one job on this campaign and that is to be helping Ted win this race,” she continued. “It is the easiest job in the world because all I have to do is speak the truth.”
Meanwhile, the co-founder of anti-Trump super PAC, Liz Mair, later took to Twitter to set the record straight about the ad's origin.
.@realDonaldTrump Hi Donald, I know you're really upset about that ad, but it was Make America Awesome's, not Ted Cruz's.— Liz Mair (@LizMair) March 23, 2016
Donald Trump defeated Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich in the Arizona primary on Tuesday.