Trump playing ‘Born in the USA’ at rallies in jab at Cruz
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After days of poking and prodding Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzPro-Trump super PAC raises .5 million in 6 weeks Trump has exposed Democratic hypocrisy on prison reform Tapper lists 'conspiracy theories' Trump has shared MORE (R-Texas) for his Canadian birth, Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDems seek to chip away at Trump’s economic record Trump to sign directive to reform commercial space regulations Trump on collision course with Congress on ZTE MORE is playing Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A” at his rallies, according to The Washington Post.

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The Republican primary front-runner has questioned whether Cruz, who was born to an American mother and Cuban father in Calgary, is allowed to serve as commander in chief.

“It’s not a settled matter,” Trump said at an Iowa rally last week. “He was born in Canada. And I say to Ted, and as a Republican I say it, because I think it’s very important, you gotta get it straightened out.”

Cruz has maintained that he is eligible to serve as president, pointing to the distinction between naturalized and natural-born citizens.

Although “Born in the U.S.A.” takes a shot at Cruz, the song is an odd choice for a presidential candidate campaigning on pro-America sentiment.

Despite its upbeat tune and seemingly patriotic refrain, Springsteen’s 1984 classic is famously critical of America, depicting a man who fights in the Vietnam War and can’t find a job when he comes home.

Then again, the song fits Trump’s picture of a down-and-out America in need of a political outsider to shake up the establishment.