Rubio campaign knocks Cruz over faked photo

Republican presidential candidate Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Stopgap spending bill includes military pay raise | Schumer presses Pentagon to protect impeachment witnesses | US ends civil-nuclear waiver in Iran Cruz, Graham and Cheney call on Trump to end all nuclear waivers for Iran Pompeo: US ending sanctions waiver for site where Iran resumed uranium enrichment MORE's campaign is being accused of photoshopping an image of rival Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioMcConnell urges Trump to voice support for Hong Kong protesters GOP senator introduces bill to limit flow of US data to China GOP senators plan to tune out impeachment week MORE shaking hands with President Obama. 

Rubio aides take issue with the newly released Cruz campaign website www.therealrubiorecord.com, which compares the Florida senator to Obama. 
 
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Among the images on the website is one seemingly showing a beaming Rubio shaking hands with Obama — both using their left hands — on a page attacking Rubio over legislation to fast-track trade deals. 
 
Rubio campaign senior strategist Todd Harris pointed out the photo, which he called "photoshopped," to reporters in South Carolina on Thursday, according to reports.

Cruz's campaign did not deny that the photo was photoshopped.

"If Rubio has a better picture of him shaking hands with Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaThe Memo: Centrists change tone of Democratic race Political purity tests are for losers Deportations lower under Trump administration than Obama: report MORE I'm happy to swap it out," Cruz campaign spokesman Rick Tyler told CNN, claiming Rubio's campaign had also used photoshopped images of Cruz.
 
"Two days before presidential primary in South Carolina, they want to talk about a picture we used."
 
“You’re better than that. You’re running for the highest office in the land. Your campaign ought to be better than that," Gowdy says in the ad.
 
"When you run ads that are so fake that you photoshop somebody's head on somebody else's body — come on," he adds incredulously, accusing Cruz's campaign of attempting to mislead voters.
 
 
Other campaigns have accused Cruz of dirty tricks during the campaign. Among them, Ben Carson has said Cruz's campaign spread a false report that Carson was ending his campaign during the Iowa caucuses earlier this month.
 
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