Pro-Cruz robocall hits Trump on Confederate flag

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A pro-Ted CruzTed CruzFunding bill rejected as shutdown nears Cruz: Clinton 'tired' and 'formulaic' during debate The Trail 2016: Fight night MORE robocall in South Carolina is slamming Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpEx-Sanders aide: 'Hubris’ hurt Trump’s debate FCC requests probe into ban on Wi-Fi hotspots at debate Trump says he raised M after debate MORE — and tying him to Gov. Nikki Haley (R) — for supporting the removal of the Confederate battle flag from public property.

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“Put it in a museum, let it go,” the robocall says, quoting Trump, according to the Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C.

“That’s Donald Trump supporting Nikki Haley removing the battle flag from the Confederate memorial in Columbia,” a narrator continues, adding that “people like Donald Trump are always butting their noses into other people’s business” and that “Trump talks about our flag like it’s a social disease.”

The call was put out by the Courageous Conservative Political Action Committee, which supports Cruz.

It comes after a poll released Tuesday showed 70 percent of Trump supporters and 62 percent of Cruz supporters opposed removing the flag.

Haley led the fight to remove the flag after nine people in June were killed at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.

The suspect in that shooting, Dylann Storm Roof, was often seen photographed with Confederate imagery and said he wanted to start a race war, according to police.

Cruz said the decision to remove the flag should be left to the state.

Trump holds the lead in the Feb. 20 primary, with 32 percent support, according to a RealClearPolitics Average poll. Cruz trails him, with just over 18 percent, less than one percentage point ahead of Marco RubioMarco RubioRubio praises Marlins pitcher José Fernández on Senate floor Glenn Beck: I was wrong about Ted Cruz Senate rivals gear up for debates MORE, according to the poll. Haley endorsed Rubio earlier this week.