Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMegyn Kelly blames member of Trump transition team for death threats Lewandowski: We can say 'Merry Christmas' again under Trump Trump to visit Ohio State victims MORE questioned GOP presidential primary rival Ted CruzTed CruzPentagon's suppressed waste report only tip of the inefficient machine Markos Moulitsas: Kill the filibuster Ark., Texas senators put cheese dip vs. queso to the test MORE’s Christianity early Friday, asking if his “lies” disqualify him from the faith.
“How can Ted Cruz be an Evangelical Christian when he lies so much and is so dishonest?” he tweeted.
How can Ted Cruz be an Evangelical Christian when he lies so much and is so dishonest?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2016
He did not name either rival but suggested that those who would “adhere to the law of the land” are effectively backing the practice.
“Those are the talking points of Barack ObamaBarack ObamaMarkos Moulitsas: Kill the filibuster David Webb: Act like winners Japanese PM Abe won't apologize at Pearl Harbor MORE,” Cruz said at the South Carolina Values Summit of Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C.
Those comments appeared to trigger Trump's tweets.
"Lying Cruz put out a statement, ‘Trump & Rubio are w/Obama on gay marriage,” Trump said of the Texas senator in an earlier post. "Cruz is the worst liar, crazy or very dishonest. Perhaps all three?”
Lying Cruz put out a statement, “Trump & Rubio are w/Obama on gay marriage." Cruz is the worst liar, crazy or very dishonest. Perhaps all 3?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2016
Cruz added that he considers the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges last year to be “lawless” and “will not stand." The landmark case requires that all 50 states allow and recognize same-sex marriages.