Republican presidential candidate Ted CruzTed CruzBreitbart, liberal activist cooperated on GOP primary disruptions Juan Williams: When WikiLeaks leaked my cell number 56 memorable moments from a wild presidential race MORE's campaign is being accused of photoshopping an image of rival Marco RubioMarco RubioBreitbart, liberal activist cooperated on GOP primary disruptions Obama seeks down-ballot gains after being midterm loser Chamber endorses bill to block proposed estate tax rules MORE shaking hands with President Obama.
Rubio aides take issue with the newly released Cruz campaign website www.therealrubiorecord.com
, which compares the Florida senator to Obama.
Among the images on the website is one seemingly showing a beaming Rubio shaking hands with Obama — both using their left hands — on a page attacking Rubio over legislation to fast-track trade deals.
Rubio campaign senior strategist Todd Harris pointed out the photo, which he called "photoshopped," to reporters in South Carolina on Thursday, according to reports.
Cruz's campaign did not deny that the photo was photoshopped.
"If Rubio has a better picture of him shaking hands with Barack ObamaBarack ObamaObama reads round two of ‘mean tweets’ on Kimmel Trump links WikiLeaks to media ‘voter suppression’ What will be in Obama’s Presidential Library MORE
I'm happy to swap it out," Cruz campaign spokesman Rick Tyler told CNN
, claiming Rubio's campaign had also used photoshopped images of Cruz.
"Two days before presidential primary in South Carolina, they want to talk about a picture we used."
“You’re better than that. You’re running for the highest office in the land. Your campaign ought to be better than that," Gowdy says in the ad.
"When you run ads that are so fake that you photoshop somebody's head on somebody else's body — come on," he adds incredulously, accusing Cruz's campaign of attempting to mislead voters.
Other campaigns have accused Cruz of dirty tricks during the campaign. Among them, Ben Carson has said Cruz's campaign spread a false report that Carson was ending his campaign during the Iowa caucuses earlier this month.
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