Trump: Cruz changed tune on immigration because he's losing
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Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpScarborough, Brzezinski named rabbit after Trump Trump Jr. adds to legal team ahead of Senate meeting Conway: Trump doesn't think he's lying on voter fraud, wiretap claims MORE on Tuesday slammed rival Ted CruzTed CruzGOP wrestles with soaring deductibles in healthcare bill Cruz: Tax reform chances ‘drop significantly’ if healthcare fails Ex-CBO directors defend against GOP attacks on ObamaCare analysis MORE for changing his tune on deporting the millions of immigrants in the country illegally. 

"Ted Cruz only talks tough on immigration now because he did so badly in S.C. He is in favor of amnesty and weak on illegal immigration," Trump tweeted.
 

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Trump has focused his campaign on illegal immigration, touting his proposals to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and deport the 12 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally.
 
Cruz, who has faced criticism for not providing details on what he would do with those 12 million people, offered tough rhetoric during an interview Monday night on Fox News.
 
"Listen, we should enforce the law. How do we enforce the law? Yes, we should deport them," Cruz told host Bill O'Reilly, adding, "We should build a wall, we should triple the border patrol."
 
When presented a hypothetical example of whether as president he would go to an Irish immigrant's house, take him out and put him on a plane home, Cruz said, "You better believe it."

A Cruz spokesperson insisted that the candidate hadn't changed his position, though Cruz last month dismissed going "door-to-door," as advocated by Trump, to remove illegal immigrants.
 
Cruz, who finished a disappointing third in South Carolina on Saturday behind Trump and Marco RubioMarco RubioMexican politicians have a new piñata: Donald Trump Bush ethics lawyer: Congress must tell Trump not to fire Mueller The private alternative to the National Flood Insurance Program  MORE, sought during his interview Monday to portray his rivals as weak on illegal immigration.