Donald Trump has had a history of questioning the birthplaces of a number of high-ranking politicians over the years. Okay, it's been two: President Barack Obama and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. Now, Trump is urging the latter to either "settle" the issue of him having been born in Canada or "get out" of the 2016 presidential race.
As is custom in 2016, the threat unto Sen. Cruz came from The Donald in the form of a tweet, with the GOP frontrunner sending out the following message on Twitter:
It's time for Ted Cruz to either settle his problem with the FACT that he was born in Canada and was a citizen of Canada, or get out of race
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2016
Politico reports that Trump has claimed that Cruz must confirm whether he is eligible to actually run for the President of the United States seat in order for him to be taken seriously. The publication further says that Cruz, while born in Canada, has ties with American citizenship in that his mother was born in the United States. He officially "renounced his dual Canadian citizenship" back in 2014.
After demanding that Cruz prove his eligibility, Trump sent out the below, showing his staggering lead in the polls:
IPSOS/REUTERS POLL Thank you! #Trump2016 #MakeAmericaGreatAgain pic.twitter.com/sbzp75EPSq — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2016
Despite the controversy, both Trump and Cruz are gearing up for the Iowa caucuses, which will occur on Feb. 1. USA Today reports that both candidates—as well as Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders—are heavily moving in Iowa to establish themselves as their party's best nomination.
A photo posted by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on Jan 25, 2016 at 12:13pm PST
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