Republican presidential candidate Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzDeSantis, Pence tied in 2024 Republican poll Democrats under pressure to deliver on labor's 'litmus test' bill Crenshaw pours cold water on 2024 White House bid: 'Something will emerge' MORE is not backing down from criticizing rival Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump announces new tranche of endorsements DeSantis, Pence tied in 2024 Republican poll Lawmakers demand changes after National Guard troops at Capitol sickened from tainted food MORE for his comments about North Carolina’s controversial bathroom bill. 

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The Texas senator sought to further condemn the real estate mogul at an event Sunday for his opposition to a law that forces transgender people to use the bathroom corresponding with their sex as identified on their birth certificate, as opposed to their gender identity.

“If Donald Trump dresses up as Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: China implicated in Microsoft breach | White House adds Big Tech critic | QAnon unfazed after false prediction Jill Biden redefines role of first lady QAnon supporters unfazed after another false prediction MORE, he still can’t go to the girls’ bathroom,” Cruz quipped. 

Trump said Thursday that North Carolina is “paying a big price” for the law, which supporters of LGBT rights see as discriminatory toward transgender people. 

Trump said transgender people should use whatever bathroom they want. 

Cruz has assailed Trump for being “politically correct.” 

Cruz says the law is necessary to protect children from predators. 

“When you deal with people who are repulsive perverts and criminals — there are some bad people in the world and we shouldn’t be facilitating putting little girls alone in the bathroom with grown, adult men. That is just a bad, bad, bad idea,” Cruz said Thursday.