Things continue to get messier and snarlier in the post-Iowa portion of this year’s race to the White House. Donald Trump has torn into Ted Cruz‘s first place finish in Iowa, alleging that he “illegally stole” his GOP caucus victory. Cruz has since responded with some jabs and accusations of his own.
Speaking with the press, the Republican nomination hopeful blasted Trump over his attitude and means of communicating. According to Cruz, Trump’s approach to life is not appropriate for a White House contender.
“We need a commander in chief, not a Twitterer in chief,” said Cruz. “Donald’s insults get more and more hysterical the more and more upset he gets.”
Cruz even declared that his daughters, Caroline and Catherine, are “better behaved” than the business titan when you factor in his Twitter tirade. Considering that said children were born in 2008 and 2011, that’s a pretty big shot at his rival. Or a sterling endorsement of Cruz’s kids. Or maybe both.
In his criticism of Trump’s approach to behavior and self-control, Cruz also suggested that his fellow candidate is capable of causing a global catastrophe if he becomes enraged. The term “nuked” made an appearance.
“We’re liable to wake up one morning, and Donald, if he were president, would have nuked Denmark.”
It seems like a safe bet Cruz is likely to face some return shots from Trump over these comments. Earlier today, Trump tweeted that he held a dominant lead in New Hampshire. So if you’re expecting Trump to back away from poll talk after Iowa, that’s a no go for now.