Tuesday’s Indiana primary is do-or-die for Ted Cruz, and the Texas senator warned Hoosier voters that a Donald Trump victory could have dire ramifications:
Ted Cruz laid into Donald Trump with his most personal and toughest criticism since the GOP presidential campaign began, calling him a “pathological liar” on Tuesday who doesn’t understand the difference between the truth and lies.
Cruz prefaced his comments by saying that for the first time, he wanted to say exactly what he thought of Trump after the front-runner suggested Cruz’s father might have had something to do with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
The Texas senator accused Trump of being both disingenuous and self-aggrandizing, saying Trump was a “narcissist” at a level “I don’t think this country has ever seen.”
“Donald Trump is such a narcissist that Barack Obama looks at him and says, ‘Dude, what’s your problem?’ ” Cruz said.
“Whatever lie he’s telling, in that minute he believes it, Cruz added. “But the man is utterly amoral. Morality does not exist for him.”
“If Indiana does not act, this country could plunge into the abyss,” he said.
He dug into Trump’s past as a Manhattan playboy, savaging Trump for bragging about his infidelities.
“Donald Trump is a serial philanderer and he boasts about it,” Cruz said. “This is not a secret, he’s proud of being a serial philander. I want everyone to think about your teenage kids. The president of the United States talks about how great it is to commit adultery. How proud he is, describes his battle with venereal disease as his own personal Vietnam. That’s a quote from the Howard Stern show.
“Do you want to spend the next five years with your kids bragging about infidelity?”
Cruz’s tirade could indicate that he’s grasping at straws. According to the RealClearPolitics average of polls, Trump is leading Cruz in Indiana 42.8 percent to 32 percent. Polls close at 7 p.m. EST.