Trump to Cruz: ‘Be careful or I will spill the beans on your wife’
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Impeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Judd Gregg: The big, big and bigger problem MORE threatened to “spill the beans” on Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTrump has officially appointed one in four circuit court judges On The Money: Retirement savings bill blocked in Senate after fight over amendments | Stopgap bill may set up December spending fight | Hardwood industry pleads for relief from Trump trade war Retirement bill blocked in Senate amid fight over amendments MORE’s wife Heidi because of an ad featuring a nude image of Melania Trump. 

“Wow @SenTedCruz, that is some low level ad you did using a picture of Melania in G.Q. shoot. Be careful or I will spill the beans on your wife,” Trump tweeted then deleted seconds later.

A similar tweet appeared minutes later, referring to Cruz as “Lyin’ Ted.”

Trump was referring to an ad put out by super-PAC Make America Awesome, which launched a Facebook campaign appealing to Mormon voters ahead of the Utah caucuses on Tuesday evening. 

The ad featured Trump’s wife, Melania, posing nude in the men's magazine in 2000.