The dispute between the Republican presidential contenders Ted Cruz & Donald Trump over their wives heated up on Thursday, with Ted Cruz calling the party front-runner, Donald Trump “a sniveling coward” for threatening his wife in a Tweet.
The senator from the Texas also whetted his attacks on Donald Trump’s conservative credentials, while linking the billionaire to disgraced NY politicians Anthony Weiner & Eliot Spitzer.
Ted Cruz continued bashing Donald Trump for making Ted Cruz’s wife, named Heidi, a target of social-media barbs.
“I’ve to say that seeing him go deeper & deeper into the gutter, it is not easy to tick me off,” said Ted Cruz at a news conference, campaigning in Dane, Wisconsin. “But you mess with my wife, you mess with my kids, it will do it every time.
“Donald, you are a sniveling coward,” said Cruz. “Leave Heidi the hell alone.”
Ted Cruz’s remarks were the recent burst of hostility between the 2 camps, that earlier this week had erupted into full view when Donald Trump accused Ted Cruz of publishing a nude photo of Melania Trump on Twitter. Donald Trump responded by threatening to “spill the beans” on Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi.
However, Ted Cruz denied having anything to do with the picture that was portion of an attack by an anti-Trump Super PAC, Make America Awesome.
“Donald, real men do not attack women. Your wife is lovely, and Heidi is the love of my life,” said Ted Cruz in a post on Twitter earlier on Thursday.