Pro-Cruz robocall hits Trump on Confederate flag
© Getty Images

A pro-Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzThe Hill's Campaign Report: 2020 Democrats trading jabs ahead of Los Angeles debate Senate Republicans air complaints to Trump administration on trade deal Senate passes Armenian genocide resolution MORE robocall in South Carolina is slamming Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Trump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives heartburn Seven years after Sandy Hook, the politics of guns has changed MORE — and tying him to Gov. Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyHaley: Political climate, media hysteria wouldn't allow Confederate flag to come down in SC today Goldman Sachs employees protest event featuring Haley after Confederate flag remarks Presidential candidates serving in the Senate must recuse themselves from impeachment proceedings MORE (R) — for supporting the removal of the Confederate battle flag from public property.

ADVERTISEMENT

“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 RubioWhite House makes push for paid family leave and child care reform Tom Hanks weighs in on primary: 'Anybody can become president' GOP senator blocks bill aimed at preventing Russia election meddling MORE, according to the poll. Haley endorsed Rubio earlier this week.