Donald TrumpDonald TrumpNavy SEAL congressman endorses Trump RNC official: We won’t go full Trump on party platform Trump courts energy industry MORE questioned GOP presidential primary rival Ted CruzTed CruzTrump wins Washington state primary Overnight Cybersecurity: House to offer bill on government hacking powers Overnight Tech: Rubio, Cruz take up internet domain fight 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 ObamaDems discuss dropping Wasserman Schultz Mellman: Parsing the polls LA mayor: 'Donald Trump will not win California' 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.