Republican presidential candidate Ted CruzTed CruzEven in defeat, Trump could harm the country irreparably Sanders steps up his attacks in homestretch 5 takeaways from the rush for campaign cash MORE scoffed at the security of the Mexican border as he toured border areas in Arizona on Friday.
“My five-year-old could climb this in about three seconds,” he said at one stretch of fencing in Douglas, Ariz., according to the Washington Post.
"President Obama tells us the border’s secure. Well, I invite him to move the White House down to the Southern border. Let’s see how secure it is,” Cruz added.
Cruz is seeking to cut into rival Donald TrumpDonald TrumpJimmy Carter: Trump 'tapped a waiting reservoir there of inherent racism' Roger Stone looking into creating pro-Trump nonprofit: report Wesley Clark: 'No one knows' what Trump stands for MORE’s lead in Arizona ahead of the state’s primary Tuesday.
Both Trump and Cruz have taken harsh stances on border security and illegal immigration, pledging to deport anyone in the country illegally.
Cruz said a Phoenix rally Friday he would work to keep undocumented immigrants from gaining employment, prevent them from getting welfare, and if “you are here illegally, you are deported,” according to KTAR.
Cruz has said he will strengthen border security, increase the number of patrols and build a fence.