Heidi Cruz referred to husband, Texas Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzHow 'Big Pharma' stifles pharmaceutical innovation AIPAC must reach out to President Trump Under pressure, Dems hold back Gorsuch support MORE, as an immigrant during an Indiana campaign stop on Saturday, prompting the campaign to say she misspoke.
“Ted is an immigrant,” Heidi Cruz said. “He is Hispanic. We can unify this party.”
Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBiden: I regret not running for president De Blasio blames Trump for 'dynamic of hatred' in US Dem to Trump: 'You truly are an evil man' MORE was asked about the statement in an interview Sunday with Fox News's Geraldo Rivera, who is Hispanic.
“It’s just so bad. Let me tell you. I assume she’s saying he’s an immigrant from Canada. Because you know he lived in Canada for the first four years of his life. Not an immigrant like I think she’s referring to,” Trump said. “She’s, I assume, referring to one of your areas of the world. Right, Geraldo?"
Cruz is from Canada, but his father, Rafael Cruz, was born in Cuba, coming to the U.S. in 1957 to attend the University of Texas at Austin.
Trump brought up the misstep again at a campaign rally on Sunday afternoon.