Ted Cruz Schools ABC on ‘Dirty Trick’ Claim

Source: NewsBusters | February 4, 2016 | Scott Whitlock

Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday battled with ABC’s Tom Llamas after the Good Morning America reporter accused the Republican of using “dirty tricks” against Ben Carson in Iowa. Regarding a press release and a tweet sent out by the Cruz campaign on caucus night, Llamas demanded, “Will you fire or suspend anyone at your campaign for putting out misinformation?…Is it a dirty trick to confuse voters?” 

After noting that the story that Carson would be taking some time off came from CNN, Cruz challenged Llamas: “Is it a dirty trick to pass on your news stories? You’re in the business. Would you think it was if I forwarding an ABC story or just a dirty trick to pass on CNN stories?” 


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    slhancock1948 #523

    Yes, I am sure Trump is paying the media to keep this going. But, why no accountability for Rubio, if this is so serious? Rubio actually had the tweet a lot earlier than Cruz’s team. Cruz’s team did not seem to get any advantage from the news, especially since they got the info so late. Rubio did much better than predicted which begs the question…how many Carson voters did HE pick up? Cruz’s team (the few who actually saw the message) said they got the message too late for them to work it.

    Actually, in all fairness, it was Carson’s unforced error to put this out BEFORE the voting. He could have told his supporters when he made his later statement, he could’ve made it public AFTER the caucus voting was over. Whether it was himself or Armstrong Williams, it was THEIR mistake, not any other candidate that picked up on it.

    I personally think Carson is angry with Cruz because MANY of his team have left since December to go work for Cruz. He has internal problems that he is NOT dealing with because of his friendship with Williams. Williams is costing him the election, and he’s been warned over and over. He has decided to stay with Williams instead of heeding the advice of his staff.

    Sorry, Dr. Carson, but you need to learn some lessons. Too bad it has gone this way, but our choices have consequences. You are taking away the wrong lessons from this. You won’t even admit your mistake. You are still in the blame mode, which clearly states that you have NOT forgiven Cruz, and if you really are a Christian, then you know he did what was right and you are not doing the same.

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