The battle between Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz involving their wives is getting particularly ugly, and it escalated even further late Wednesday night.
Trump has been fuming over an anti-Trump super PAC ad that features a naked picture of his wife Melania, which the billionaire has accused Cruz of being behind, even though super PACs are prohibited from coordinating with candidates’ campaigns. Following the release of the ad, Trump threatened to “spill the beans” on Cruz’s wife, Heidi.
This time, Trump retweeted one of his supporters, a tweet that included an unflattering photo of Heidi Cruz next to his wife.
“No need to spill the beans,” the text on the photo read. “The images are worth a thousand words.”
It didn’t take long for Cruz to fire back.
“Donald, real men don’t attack women,” Cruz tweeted. “Your wife is lovely, and Heidi is the love of my life.”
Earlier on Wednesday during a stop in Wisconsin, Heidi Cruz said Trump’s tweets have “no basis in reality.”
“You know, as I said, you probably know by now that most of the things that Donald Trump says have no basis in reality,” she said. “So we are not worried in the least, we are focused on our campaign, and we are going to continue to do that.”
The shot at Heidi Cruz’s face isn’t the first time Trump has participated in such an insult.
In a Rolling Stone interview last year, he was highly critical of Carly Fiorina’s appearance.
“Look at that face!” Trump said during the interview. “Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!”
But he wasn’t done.
“I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on,” Trump continued. “Are we serious?”
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