Trump blames Cruz for ObamaCare
© Greg Nash

Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE on Wednesday placed the blame for ObamaCare squarely at rival Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Health Care: Trump eases rules on insurance outside ObamaCare | HHS office on religious rights gets 300 complaints in a month | GOP chair eyes opioid bill vote by Memorial Day HHS official put on leave amid probe into social media posts Trump, Pence to address CPAC this week MORE's feet.

"If it weren’t for Ted Cruz — he’s the one that got Justice Roberts on the Supreme Court," Trump said at a campaign rally in Little Rock, Ark.
 
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"He pushed him, he approved him, and John Roberts approved ObamaCare twice when it should have been rejected. [Roberts'] vote got it over the top — Ted Cruz did that, Ted Cruz gave us ObamaCare.”
 
Cruz was not in the Senate in 2005 during Roberts' confirmation, so he did not approve him with any vote. But he did publicly support his confirmation, a decision he has since said he regrets in light of multiple decisions by the Roberts court upholding the healthcare law's constitutionality. 
 
Trump went on to bash Cruz for lying by telling voters in Iowa that Trump supports Obamacare. Cruz has pointed to Trump's previous support of single-payer health care, essentially government mandated and controlled healthcare, as he has hit the stump. 
 
"What I hate is when somebody lies," Trump said. 
 
"Every single speech that I've made, I talk about repealing and replacing ObamaCare. ... It’s a flat out lie.” 
 
The real estate magnate's latest push to tar Cruz comes after the Texas senator beat him out in the Iowa caucuses.
 
Trump has threatened to sue over the results, which says are invalid because of Cruz's accusations as well as a dust-up over Cruz staffers erroneously telling Ben Carson supporters that their candidate was dropping out of the race.