Trump playing ‘Born in the USA’ at rallies in jab at Cruz
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After days of poking and prodding Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTrump changes mean only wealthy immigrants may apply, says critic The Hill's Morning Report — Ford, Kavanaugh to testify Thursday as another accuser comes forward Viral video shows O’Rourke air-drumming to the Who’s ‘Baba O’Riley’ after Cruz debate MORE (R-Texas) for his Canadian birth, Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Republican threatens to push for Rosenstein impeachment unless he testifies Judge suggests Trump’s tweet about Stormy Daniels was ‘hyperbole’ not defamation Rosenstein faces Trump showdown MORE is playing Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A” at his rallies, according to The Washington Post.

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The Republican primary front-runner has questioned whether Cruz, who was born to an American mother and Cuban father in Calgary, is allowed to serve as commander in chief.

“It’s not a settled matter,” Trump said at an Iowa rally last week. “He was born in Canada. And I say to Ted, and as a Republican I say it, because I think it’s very important, you gotta get it straightened out.”

Cruz has maintained that he is eligible to serve as president, pointing to the distinction between naturalized and natural-born citizens.

Although “Born in the U.S.A.” takes a shot at Cruz, the song is an odd choice for a presidential candidate campaigning on pro-America sentiment.

Despite its upbeat tune and seemingly patriotic refrain, Springsteen’s 1984 classic is famously critical of America, depicting a man who fights in the Vietnam War and can’t find a job when he comes home.

Then again, the song fits Trump’s picture of a down-and-out America in need of a political outsider to shake up the establishment.