GOP candidate Ted Cruz took the ongoing rivalry between himself and Donald Trump to new levels last night by ‘joking’ that he’d be tempted to seriously injure or kill Trump if he had the chance.
Appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the Texas senator was asked to reveal whom he disliked the most, Obama or Trump.
“I dislike Obama’s policies more. Donald is a unique individual,” Cruz replied.
“If I were in my car and getting ready to reverse and saw Donald in the backup camera, I’m not confident which pedal I’d push.” Cruz added.
Here's video of Ted Cruz joking to Jimmy Kimmel about running Donald Trump over with a car pic.twitter.com/SV8UmC2cji
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The spat between Cruz and Trump has ratcheted up in the past week since Cruz retweeted an anti-Trump super-PAC ad showing a picture of Trump’s wife from a nearly nude magazine shoot.
Trump hit back by tweeting out unflattering pictures of Cruz’s wife, and suggested he may “spill the beans” about her.
The comments coincided with subsequent claims that Cruz has been unfaithful.
Cruz also hit out at Trump Wednesday regarding the latter’s comments on abortion, charging that Trump “hasn’t seriously thought through the issues, and he’ll say anything to get attention.”
Trump drew the ire of many during an interview with Chris Matthews, during which he said he thought women should potentially face punishments for having illegal abortions.
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Trump later backed away from the comments, saying that he would seek to abortion providers, rather than women who have abortions.
During the same interview with Matthews, Trump again controversially refused to rule out the use of nuclear weapons in the Middle East and Europe as a means of defeating ISIS.
“Look, nuclear should be off the table. But would there be a time when it could be used, possibly?” Trump stated.