Ted Cruz’s campaign is refusing to pull an attack ad against Donald Trump, which the billionaire’s lawyers are labeling defamatory sending a cease and desist letter to Cruz and two top members of his campaign, THE DAILY MAIL reports.
The Cruz camp sent a lengthy rebuttal to reporters today after a press conference that said the ad, which questions whether the Republican frontrunner is really pro-life, will not be scrapped ‘because it is accurate and factual whether Mr. Trump and his army of lawyers agrees or not.’
‘In fact, they now plan to air the ad with greater frequency,’ the statement said of Cruz and his campaign.
Trump doubled down in his own response, labeling Cruz again a ‘liar,’ his favorite insult for the Texas senator this week.
‘He is a liar and these ads and statements made by Cruz are clearly desperate moves by a guy who is tanking in the polls – watching his campaign go up in flames finally explains Cruz’s logo,’ Trump said.
Yesterday, Jeffrey Goldman, a lawyer representing Trump, sent a letter to Cruz, Chad Sweet, Cruz’s campaign chairman and Jeff Roe, Cruz’s campaign manager.
At the press conference Cruz waved the letter around and taunted Trump.
‘Mr Trump you have been threatening frivolous lawsuits for your entire adult life,’ Cruz said, according to the Guardian. ‘Even in the annals of frivolous lawsuits this takes the cake. And so, Donald, I would encourage you, if you want to file a lawsuit challenging this ad, claiming it is defamation, file a lawsuit.’
The letter ‘demanded,’ as the Cruz team put it, that the Texas senator’s campaign stop running the ad ‘Supreme Trust,’ which is currently on the airwaves in South Carolina as Republicans from that state head to the polls on Shabbos.
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