Cruz: Obama 'most anti-gun president' ever
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Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzHarry Reid reacts to Boehner book excerpt: 'We didn't mince words' GOP lawmakers block Biden assistance to Palestinians Cruz on Boehner: 'I wear with pride his drunken, bloviated scorn' MORE (R-Texas) says President Obama is "the most anti-gun president" in history.

In an interview with CNN on Thursday, the 2016 presidential contender defended his claims that Obama is not telling the truth to the American public about his executive actions on guns.

Cruz’s campaign recently posted a photoshopped image on its website of the president wearing combat gear, with a caption that says, “Obama wants your guns.”

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Cruz defended the image, saying “It is actually quite accurate, this is the most anti-gun president we’ve ever seen.”

The image, which was intended as a fundraising pitch, went up on Tuesday, shortly after Obama unveiled his executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence.

The actions include expanding background checks on certain gun sales and increased enforcement of existing gun laws.

Asked if he believed the president was only trying to protect children from gun violence, Cruz said he believed the president had larger goals.

“Absolutely not,” he responded. “And in fact, I’ll tell you who I do take at her word. Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinCaitlyn Jenner exploring bid for California governor: report WokeWorld comes for 'oppressor' Obama: Activists rip school being named after 'deporter in chief' Senators press for answers in Space Command move decision MORE, who said, 'if I could go to Mr. America, Mrs. America, and say, hand over your guns, I want all of your guns, I would do it.' "

"I believe Dianne when she said that. And you know what? Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaUS raises concerns about Iran's seriousness in nuclear talks Matt Stoller calls on Biden administration to keep McKinsey away from infrastructure Obamas describe meeting Prince Philip in statement mourning his death MORE is in exactly the same boat,” Cruz added.