Donald TrumpDonald Trump'Between Two Ferns' producer on featuring Trump: 'Never. F--k that dude' Dem senator: Trump nominees 'sad' Trump taps NY Jets owner to be UK Ambassador MORE questioned GOP presidential primary rival Ted CruzTed CruzCaitlyn Jenner to attend Trump inauguration: report Trump’s UN pick threads needle on Russia, NATO Haley slams United Nations, echoing Trump 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 ObamaManning release is consistent with Obama’s world view Kerry: Diplomacy isn't 'reducible to 140-character bites' Dems engage in friendly debate for DNC chair 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.