Trump: 'I have standing' to sue Cruz over citizenship
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Republican presidential hopeful Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpCuomo grilled by brother about running for president: 'No. no' Maxine Waters unleashes over Trump COVID-19 response: 'Stop congratulating yourself! You're a failure' Meadows resigns from Congress, heads to White House MORE on Thursday threatened to bring a lawsuit challenging rival Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFlorida sheriff asks for new leads in disappearance of Carole Baskin's former husband after Netflix's 'Tiger King' drops Ted Cruz jokes about quarantine boredom, 'Tiger King' Trump faces mounting pressure to unleash Defense Production Act MORE’s eligibility to serve as president — unless the Texas senator “clean[s] up his act.”

“If [Ted Cruz] doesn’t clean up his act, stop cheating, & doing negative ads, I have standing to sue him for not being a natural born citizen,” Trump said in a tweet

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Trump promised at a January GOP presidential debate not to sue Cruz over the issue.

“I’m not bringing a lawsuit,” he said. “I promise. But the Democrats are going to bring a lawsuit.”

The billionaire businessman’s comments come after several of his supporters filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Cruz’s presidential run.

Cruz, a constitutional lawyer and former Texas solicitor general, has maintained that he is eligible to be president, noting the distinction between naturalized and natural-born citizen.

He was born in Canada to an American mother and Cuban father.

Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution states “no person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of president.”