Pro-Cruz robocall hits Trump on Confederate flag
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A pro-Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzJordan says he thinks trial will be over by next week The Hill's Morning Report — Dems detail case to remove Trump for abuse of power GOP-Biden feud looms over impeachment trial MORE robocall in South Carolina is slamming Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group MORE — and tying him to Gov. Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyIs Mike Pence preparing to resign, assume the presidency, or both? Judd Apatow urges Georgia voters to get rid of Doug Collins after 'terrorists' comment Nikki Haley: Democratic leadership, 2020 Dems are the only people mourning Soleimani death MORE (R) — for supporting the removal of the Confederate battle flag from public property.

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“Put it in a museum, let it go,” the robocall says, quoting Trump, according to the Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C.

“That’s Donald Trump supporting Nikki Haley removing the battle flag from the Confederate memorial in Columbia,” a narrator continues, adding that “people like Donald Trump are always butting their noses into other people’s business” and that “Trump talks about our flag like it’s a social disease.”

The call was put out by the Courageous Conservative Political Action Committee, which supports Cruz.

It comes after a poll released Tuesday showed 70 percent of Trump supporters and 62 percent of Cruz supporters opposed removing the flag.

Haley led the fight to remove the flag after nine people in June were killed at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.

The suspect in that shooting, Dylann Storm Roof, was often seen photographed with Confederate imagery and said he wanted to start a race war, according to police.

Cruz said the decision to remove the flag should be left to the state.

Trump holds the lead in the Feb. 20 primary, with 32 percent support, according to a RealClearPolitics Average poll. Cruz trails him, with just over 18 percent, less than one percentage point ahead of Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioCommerce Department withdraws Huawei rule after Pentagon pushback: reports  Veronica Escobar to give Spanish-language response to Trump State of the Union address Senators press DHS over visa approval for Pensacola naval base shooter MORE, according to the poll. Haley endorsed Rubio earlier this week.