Oh this is a huge one too.
In the attempt to literally destroy Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz has decided to throw the kitchen sink at him during the debates on national TV so the audience can hear the misinformation before they learn the truth the next day. It’s a tactic used my mainstream media countless times and as with the fact checking, sooner or later they are found out.
Cruz asserted Trump backed Hillary for President back in 2008 by writing four checks but CNN made clear he was lying. This is bad.
— Dan Scavino (@DanScavino) March 4, 2016
From CNN Fact Check:
Senator Ted Cruz questioned how effective Trump will be squaring off against Hillary Clinton in a general election, given his history of donating money to her political campaigns.
“Donald Trump in 2008 wrote four checks to elect Hillary Clinton as president,” Cruz said. “How can you stand on a debate stage with her and say you don’t think she should be president?”
That’s not quite right, according to the Federal Election Commission and the Center for Responsive Politics..
Trump donated one $600 check to Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2007. But Trump also contributed to 2008 GOP nominee Sen. John McCain’s campaign, and gave him more, to boot.
In response to Cruz, Trump acknowledged donating to Clinton. “I supported Clinton,” Trump said. “I supported many other people, by the way.”
Indeed, the businessman, his family and his companies donated more than $10,000 to Clinton dating back to her days as a New York senator in 2002. It’s also true that Trump has donated lots of money to a broad array of politicians. His FEC profile is a testament to his prolific efforts funding candidates, Democrats and Republicans alike.
Amid all the filings, however, we couldn’t find any records of Trump contributions to Clinton in 2008.
Check out some twitter responses on this one:
— The Majority Awakens (@DefendingtheUSA) March 4, 2016
— Donna Wilson (@DonnaDonnaw3) March 4, 2016
— BmoreBirds88 (@BmoreBirds88) March 4, 2016
— Anna Chapman (@ImagineAnna) March 4, 2016
— adsum (@__arsdicendi) March 4, 2016
— Andrea 691 (@andrea_six9one) March 4, 2016
— @LuLu (@Louise0451) March 4, 2016
— steph (@shook_stephanie) March 4, 2016
Cruz is a lawyer and knows that all he has to raise is a shadow of a doubt and that will cause some pause in the rise of Trump during this election but facts are facts and can’t be disputed.
What do you think of this latest misstep by Cruz? Does this change your opinion of him? Share your thoughts below in the comment section.