Cruz accuses Fox News anchor of using Trump playbook

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Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzKasich touts poll showing he does better against Clinton than Trump Two transgender candidates win primaries Trump denies tapping Mike Tyson for convention MORE (R-Texas) tore into the host of "Fox News Sunday" when asked about his campaign’s role in spreading falsehoods about rival Ben Carson in Iowa.

“Every accusation you raised is incorrect,” Cruz told Chris Wallace. “I appreciate you reading the Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBush responds to Kanye video showing him naked Clinton camp: Trump's fundraising 'bragging is total bunk' WATCH LIVE: Trump speaks at Maine rally MORE attack file on that.”

Cruz has faced heavy criticism for emails his campaign sent reporting that Carson was dropping out of the race before the end of the Iowa caucuses earlier this month. Carson said the false information may have cost him votes.

Cruz has since apologized, saying his campaign “updated grassroots leaders just as we would with any breaking news story” after previously denying any wrongdoing. Days later, Cruz fired his communications director.

When asked on Sunday, Cruz refused to speak about the incident except to argue that his campaign “has had the highest level of integrity from the beginning.”

Instead, Cruz accused Wallace of interrupting him and targeting him with false attacks.

Cruz also accused the Fox News host — and reporters in general — of going easy on Trump.

“You want to ask him those questions, you’ll get the chance,” Wallace retorted, referring to this week’s Fox News debate.

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