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Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpHouse GOP made call on miners benefits Week ahead in defense: Anticipation builds for State pick; Pentagon chief's last trip abroad Will justice in America be Trumped? MORE disagrees with those who say his campaign is based on negativity.
“Some people say, 'Oh, such negativity,’ ” Trump told supporters Friday at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
“It's just the opposite. We're going to fix things up, we're going to make this country better than it's ever been before,” he added.
“ ‘Make America great again’ — that's optimism.”
Trump said it was actually his GOP opponents that were bringing negativity to the campaign with attack ads.
“You see the negative ads now, all phony ads,” he said. “Those are paid for by the lobbyists that are all supporting them.”
Earlier Friday, Trump questioned rival Ted CruzTed CruzFiorina to meet with Trump on Monday Trump picks Goldman Sachs chief for top economic adviser: report The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE’s faith, tweeting: “How can Ted Cruz be an Evangelical Christian when he lies so much and is so dishonest?”
He also said he has standing to sue Cruz over his citizenship, threatening to do so if Cruz “doesn’t clean up his act, stop cheating, & doing negative ads.”