Republican presidential candidate Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzProgressives flex muscles as Dems return to Washington Election Countdown: Florida braces for volatile recount | Counties race to finish machine recount | Trump ramps up attacks | Abrams files new lawsuit in Georgia | 2020 to be new headache for Schumer | Why California counts its ballots so slowly Beto supporters urged to 'upgrade' campaign signs for 2020 run MORE is not backing down from criticizing rival Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to oust Nielsen as early as this week: report California wildfire becomes deadliest in state’s history Sinema’s Senate win cheered by LGBTQ groups 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 ClintonSinema invokes McCain in Senate acceptance speech Sinema defeats McSally in Arizona Senate race Hillicon Valley: Social media struggles with new forms of misinformation | US, Russia decline to join pledge on fighting cybercrimes | Trump hits Comcast after antitrust complaint | Zuckerberg pressed to testify before global panel 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.