Trump: Cruz renouncing Canadian citizenship ‘a very wise move’
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham to introduce resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry Support for impeachment inches up in poll Fox News's Bret Baier calls Trump's attacks on media 'a problem' MORE said Thursday that rival presidential contender Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzPartisan squabbles endanger congressional response to Trump's course on Syria Trump urged to hire chief strategist for impeachment fight The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Better Medicare Alliance - Trump's impeachment plea to Republicans MORE (R-Texas) made “a very wise move” in relinquishing his Canadian citizenship.

“It was a very wise move that Ted Cruz renounced his Canadian citizenship 18 months ago,” the party front-runner tweeted.


“Ted — free legal advice on how to pre-empt the Dems on citizen issue,” Trump continued. "Go to court now and seek declaratory judgment — you will win!”

The business mogul also crowed about Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) questioning of Cruz’s eligibility to serve as president.

“Senator John McCain is certainly no friend of Ted!” he wrote.

Trump on Thursday weigned in on the Oval Office bid of another GOP challenger: former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.).

“I have an idea for @JebBush whose campaign is a disaster,” Trump tweeted. “Try using your last name and don’t be ashamed of it.”

Trump earlier this week said Cruz’s Canadian birthplace might hurt his presidential aspirations.

“Do we want a candidate who could be tied up in court for two years?” he asked in Lowell, Mass., Tuesday night. "That’d be a big problem.

“It’d be a very precarious one for Republicans because he’d be running and the courts may take a long time to make a decision,” Trump continued. "You don’t want to be running and have that kind of thing over your head." 

Cruz, who was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father, responded on Wednesday by calling questions about his citizenship “a silly sideshow."