Cruz to Trump: I’m rubber and you’re glue

March 18, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump (L) talks with rival Ted Cruz during a commercial break in the midst of the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by CNN at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida March 10, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (L) talks with rival Ted Cruz during a commercial break in the midst of a debate sponsored by CNN at the University of Miami, March 10, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Donald Trump hurled withering attacks at one another over social media on Thursday, marking an escalation in their war of words just days before the next round of primary elections.

Trump launched the opening salvo, publishing a Twitter poll that asked:

“Liar Liar” was a popular 1997 film starring Jim Carrey about a smarmy, duplicitous lawyer who’s unable to lie for an entire day. But while responses to the Twitter poll were overwhelmingly negative toward Clinton, Trump appeared to disagree in an Instagram post published the same day.

Who should star in a reboot of Liar Liar- Hillary Clinton or Ted Cruz? Let me know. A photo posted by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on

Of course, it didn’t end there.

Trump attempted to slam Clinton again, tweeting:

Receiving more than 11,000 retweets and nearly 30,000 likes, Trump’s strike at Clinton was met with a counter attack from Cruz a few hours later.

Trump’s previously cozy relationship with Democrats, including Clinton, has long been fodder for his challengers. Reports that Trump gave $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation, in particular, have drawn increased scrutiny.

 

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