Cruz: Obama 'most anti-gun president' ever
© Greg Nash

Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzSenate ObamaCare repeal, replace plan expected to need 60 votes GOP senator blames media for Trump-Sessions tension Trump won’t say if he’ll fire Sessions MORE (R-Texas) says President Obama is "the most anti-gun president" in history.

In an interview with CNN on Thursday, the 2016 presidential contender defended his claims that Obama is not telling the truth to the American public about his executive actions on guns.

Cruz’s campaign recently posted a photoshopped image on its website of the president wearing combat gear, with a caption that says, “Obama wants your guns.”

ADVERTISEMENT
Cruz defended the image, saying “It is actually quite accurate, this is the most anti-gun president we’ve ever seen.”

The image, which was intended as a fundraising pitch, went up on Tuesday, shortly after Obama unveiled his executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence.

The actions include expanding background checks on certain gun sales and increased enforcement of existing gun laws.

Asked if he believed the president was only trying to protect children from gun violence, Cruz said he believed the president had larger goals.

“Absolutely not,” he responded. “And in fact, I’ll tell you who I do take at her word. Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinOvernight Cybersecurity: Senate Judiciary reportedly drops Manafort subpoena | Kushner meets with House Intel | House passes Russia sanctions deal | What to watch at 'hacker summer camp' Manafort agrees to speak with investigators after subpoena: report Manafort heads for Senate showdown after subpoena MORE, who said, 'if I could go to Mr. America, Mrs. America, and say, hand over your guns, I want all of your guns, I would do it.' "

"I believe Dianne when she said that. And you know what? Barack ObamaBarack ObamaTrump considers naming Yellen or Cohn to lead the Fed West Wing to empty out for August construction Ex-CIA chief: Trump’s Boy Scout speech felt like ‘third world authoritarian's youth rally’ MORE is in exactly the same boat,” Cruz added.