Video: Donald Trump Unloads on Ted Cruz: ‘Liar,’ ‘Dishonest’ and ‘Unstable’


Mount Pleasant, S.C. – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump sought to obliterate rival Ted Cruz before hundreds of local Republican activists Monday, labeling the Texas senator “a liar” and “the most dishonest” person in politics.

Trump was retaliating after Cruz escalated his attacks on the billionaire mogul, pointing out his past inconsistencies on social issues and arguing that he could not be trusted to nominate conservatives to the Supreme Court.

“I’ve never met people like politicians,” Trump said as he addressed the East Cooper Republican Club’s luncheon in this suburb of Charleston. “They are the most dishonest people I’ve ever met. . .. Jeb [Bush] is just Jeb. But this guy, Ted Cruz, is the most dishonest guy I think I’ve ever met in politics.”

Calling Cruz “a liar,” Trump warned the crowd: “You have to be very smart. You have to be very careful. You’ve got a very unstable guy in Cruz. He’s nuts.”

Trump mocked Cruz for infusing his Christian faith into his campaign in an effort to win over evangelical voters.

“The worst is holding up a Bible all the time,” Trump said of Cruz. “You’re willing to lie about anything, but then you’re holding up a Bible? To me, it’s no good.”

Trump suggested he would be the stronger guardian of Christian values, and announced that Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University and son of the late televangelist, will be campaigning with him in South Carolina this week.

“Christianity is being chopped away at,” he said. “Chop, chop, chop.”

Trump said that Iowa Republican officials should revoke Cruz’s win in the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses because of his campaign’s shadowy tactics, including telling some caucus goers that Ben Carson was suspending his campaign when in fact he was not.

“What he did to Ben Carson was despicable,” Trump said. “If Iowa had any guts, the people from the Republican Party, which they don’t, they should disqualify him from winning Iowa. I really mean it, because what he did was a fraud.”

Trump said that Cruz’s donors represent “a who’s who” of corporate special interests and suggested that, if elected, the Texan as well as Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida governor Jeb Bush would be improperly influenced by their top campaign donors.

“They will be totally controlled, and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it,” Trump said.

Trump aimed most of his rhetorical fire at Cruz, but he took a few shots at Bush. He noted that Bush’s older brother, former president George W. Bush, was making a high-profile return to the political arena later Monday in nearby North Charleston.

“Ever ask yourself why his brother went silent for all these years?” Trump said of Bush.

He added, of Jeb Bush, “I said, ‘Why don’t you use the last name?…It’s better than exclamation points.”


(C) 2016, The Washington Post · Philip Rucker 



  1. I am sick and tired of Trump. When he first came out, he seemed like a decent candidate, but now he has degenerated to being a big sore loser. A lot of Americans like Ted Cruz and will be voting for him. Trump is an idiot if he thinks calling Cruz a liar, he will get voters to change their mind. Trump would not be leading in any pols if the Cruz and Rubio camps wouldn’t be splitting the other votes. If Trump is such a baby he should get out of the race. If you cant take the heat, get out of the kitchen.

  2. The GOP is badly shooting itself in the foot.

    Trump stands for some important things that ought to be debated back and forth :anti TPP, anti Immigration,anti China.

    However ,it’s been turned into just personality vs personality

  3. Every day I’m amazed again by the levels of stupidity that the the American people have fallen to. President Obama was elected on a platform of “Yes we can” and “Change we can believe in”, without giving any explanation or method to make the change. I blamed this naive mindset on “dumb democrats”, but now I see this stupidity cross party lines. The idea that Mr Trump will fix this country because he screams (literally) to the choir regarding party issues without posing a path to successfully accomplish those said goals is foolishness at best.