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  • Donald Trump: Ted Cruz’s Birthplace ‘Very Precarious’ Issue

    GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has been under fire in his bid for the White House due to his Canadian citizenship and whether he meets the Constitutional “natural born Citizen” requirement for the Oval Office.

    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump cautioned on Monday that if Cruz were chosen as the Republican nominee the issue of his birthplace would be a “very precarious” problem if it ends up before the courts.

    “Republicans are going to have to ask themselves the question: ‘Do we want a candidate who could be tied up in court for two years?’ That’d be a big problem,” the real estate tycoon told the Washington Post on Monday. “It’d be a very precarious one for Republicans, because he’d be running and the courts may take a long time to make a decision. You don’t want to be running and have that kind of thing over your head.”

    “People are bringing it up,” Trump said, referencing talk of Cruz’s birthplace. “I’d hate to see something like that get in his way, but a lot of people are talking about it, and I know that even some states are looking at it very strongly, the fact that he was born in Canada and he has had a double passport.”

    Trump, who was one of the most outspoken birthers who claimed Obama was born in Kenya not Hawaii,  noted that his evaluation about Cruz’s birthplace is a “candid assessment of his leading opponent rather than attack.”

    Cruz made light of Trump’s assessment, pointing his 692,000 Twitter followers to a video of Fonzie jumping the shark during a late episode of Happy Days, which is now used to refer to something that has become shopworn and overdone according to Urban Dictionary.


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