Donald Trump may have briefly grown distracted by a ‘loser’-tossing Jeb Bush, but Trump knows how to fire in multiple directions at once. His aim isn’t great, which makes things even more entertaining. The New Hampshire primaries take place on Tuesday night, so Trump is swinging a few last times. He has now circled back to his mortal campaign enemy, Ted Cruz. The erstwhile Supreme Court clerk will rue the day he “illegally stole” Iowa and invented the #Trumpertantrum. Trump always repays insults in kind.
At a Manchester rally, Trump took issue with Cruz’s apparent doubt over waterboarding as an acceptable form of torture. When a female voice rang out near the stage, Trump took great interest. He asked the woman to repeat her words for his listening pleasure:
“She just said a terrible thing. You know what she said? Shout it out because I don’t want to say … Okay, you’re not allowed to say, and I never expect to hear that from you again. She said — I never expect to hear that from you again! — She said ‘he’s a p*ssy.’ That’s terrible. Terrible!”
Yeah, you can really sense the
disapproval glee in Trump’s voice when he repeats the audience member’s insult. This is, of course, his way of calling Cruz the p-word in public and total shenanigans. Trump famously enjoys stirring up his audience, so he’s not gonna get away with playing innocent now. Your move, Ted Cruz.