Ted Cruz Cancels Press Conference In Order To Avoid Answering Questions About Trump

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Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz never showed up for a press conference after his speech at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa because he didn’t want to answer questions about Donald Trump.

Kira Lerner of Think Progress tweeted:

Less than a week ago, Ted Cruz was supporting Donald Trump on Meet The Press. Today, Cruz cut off a scrum with reporters when the questions turned to Trump, ditched his scheduled press conference, and now his former spokesperson is saying that Cruz wanted no part of the “Trump circus.”
The other Republican candidates were quick to pounce on Trump after he attacked John McCain’s military service record and specifically criticized McCain for getting shot down during the Vietnam War. The hypocrisy of the draft dodging Trump criticizing a former POW provided the opening that the Republican Party has been looking for to rid themselves of the reality television star.

When asked about Trump’s comments, Cruz praised McCain’s heroism but did not denounce Trump. Ted Cruz is firmly in the middle of the Trump circus. He didn’t seem to mind buddying up to Trump when he thought that it would help to revive his struggling campaign.

Cruz is showing the kind of leader that he really is. When the questions get tough, Ted cuts off the media and runs for cover. Ted Cruz doesn’t want to talk about Donald Trump, and he does not want to have to answer questions about his support for Trump.

If Sen. Cruz can’t handle a few media questions about Donald Trump, he definitely doesn’t have what it takes to be president.

40 Replies to “Ted Cruz Cancels Press Conference In Order To Avoid Answering Questions About Trump”

  1. A ‘man’ who can’t be bothered to face a few tough questions in his presidential run, yet somehow we’re supposed to believe that he’s got the guts to be President?

    Another Failin’ Palin moment.

  2. Glad Cruz is showing his true colors early on. Maybe we won’t have to listen to his lies and self-important pronouncements into next year after all. What a creep. Who was he running against in Texas that he looked like a good candidate for Senate? Satan himself?

  3. Cruz is just keeping it real for his chances. He figures the Donald will fizzle and he will be in position to pick up his supporters. Nothing to see here

  4. while it’s nice that the Republicans are, as they should, jumping to McCain’s defense do you suppose they understand the irony of the attack on John Kerry’s war record?

  5. They all seem like Palin this time around. Race-baiting, lying, loud, and full of hubris. I could picture Teddy in heels too, if he thought it would get votes.

  6. Irony? Nope. They understand that about as much as empathy, love your neighbor, and “provide for the general welfare,” which they thinks means make sure no corporation pays its workers OR the government of the USA.

  7. I think the reason Cruz has been supportive of Trump in the past and has refused to hold his presser to discuss Trump’s McCain comment has everything to do with him not only being a coward, but it may have something to do with angling for a VP position, if Trump’s star continues to rise and he secures the 2016 GOP nomination for POTUS. Remember, this is Ted Cruz who never misses an opportunity to advance his personal and political goals. There’s a reason he’s on the record today saying he won’t take part in GOP on GOP attacks/violence, and it’s not because he wants to appear to be “above it all.” This is pure political strategy.

  8. i just heard raphael’s reply, and it takes a whole lot to make teddy sound statesman like, than his usual stupidity on display . trump, just got trumped, and blew his wad…

  9. What a chicken…

    That’s OK… no one at that ‘Leadership Summit’ has what it takes to be President. Hell, they wouldn’t be leaders of a troop of Brownies.

  10. Remember Dezi Arnaz was Cuban and I remember when Lucy did the conga drum routine on I Love Lucy for him.

  11. But The Smoking Gun reported that Trump’s draft number was 365, and when it was drawn on Dec. 1, 1968, “18 months after Trump graduated” from the Wharton School, Trump “had already received 4 student deferments and a medical deferment,” according to records obtained by the publication.

    Rieckhoff joked, “He was so interested in seeing the president’s birth certificate, I’m sure he’d be willing to provide the documentation about that.”


  12. Oh for the sake of the Invisible Pink Unicorn! I SO didn’t need that mental image.

    Time to find some eyebleach.

  13. He said he had a flat foot. Then a reporter asked him which foot and he said he didn’t know she would have to look at the medical records.

  14. Poor Ted Cruz is such a sad little man…

    He thinks people are to stupid to see what he’s up to hanging around Trump so he might have a chance to pick up some of the people that are currently supporting Trump.

  15. Trumpy needs a psychiatrist. It’s been obvious for a while now that something is very, very wrong with him.

  16. I wish you were right, Andy, that ted cruz has to drop out of the Senate to run for President. Unfortunately cruz was elected in 2012 so he’s not up for Senate reelection until 2018. So he doesn’t have to drop out of the Senate in 2016 in order to run for president. It’s good that cruz will never be President, but we’re stuck with his loud mouth in the Senate.

  17. I was impressed with the number of comments calling out COWARD! Cowards do what cowards must do. Isn’t that the story of most rethgus? Cowardly actions? Calling out others to war, work harder ,Longer, for less? All these actions are, cowardly. While the cowards live well, make millions, care nothing for what happens to others. (WE) the others are there for their pleasure, to serve and die if they wish.

  18. When Kay Bailey Hutchinson decided to hang it up, I thought great. Surely Texas can’t be stupid enough to elect anybody worse than her. Was I wrong? Yep, I was wrong. Bring back Kay Baby.
    Texas had to have a run off between Tea Bagger Raphael Edward (Ted) Cruz and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst to see who would be the Repub nominee and hence Senator. Don’t know a thing about Dewhurst but there is no way he could have been worse than Cruz.
    I have relatives in Texas. Some love Ted Cruz. Others absolutely despise him. I do wonder why. [WINK]

  19. Cruz is just hoping to become the bafoon’s vice but between the two of them they dont have the brains God gave a goose & just because they both can run their mouths- while entertaining its all just nonsense & they will both just fade away before long because this was all a publicity stunt & they both thrive on it good or bad!

  20. My thought when I heard Cruz was sucking up to Trump was the “birther” nonsense that Trump pushed so hard against President Obama.

    After all, Cruz wasn’t born in America, was he?

    Cruz and Trump —— belong together. They should “gay-marry” to save two other hapless people from lifetimes of misery.

  21. AAAAIIEEEEEE!!!! Can’t wipe that image outta ma MIND!!!
    …I’ve said it before…one o’ the RNCs biggest failures was not installing “Cruz Control” on both the Clown Car and Clown Bus…

  22. https://www.yahoo.com/politics/republicans-defend-mccain-against-attacks-from-124429756316.html

    Donald Trump:
    “He’s not a war hero,” Trump said of McCain…“He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.”

    Trump, afterwards:
    “If a person is captured, they’re a hero as far as I’m concerned,”…“I don’t like the job John McCain is doing in the Senate because he’s not taking care of our veterans.”

    “I am not a fan [of] John McCain because he has done so little for our Veterans and he should know better than anybody what the Veterans need, especially in regards to the VA. He is yet another all talk, no action politician who spends too much time on television and not enough time doing his job and helping the Vets. He is also allowing our military to decrease substantially in size and strength, something which should never be allowed to happen.”

    Continued next post….

  23. Ted Cruz did reply by Twitter:
    “John McCain is an American hero. Although we have some policy disagreements, I’m proud to serve alongside him.”

    I don’t think for a second that Trump’s comment was directed at all POWs. Trump, like myself and other conservatives are ticked off at and fed up with McCain and the other establishment GOP who are not representatives of “US” anymore and only care about staying in office, appearances on cable news, their lavish lifestyles and parties, their outlandish pensions they created by themselves and for themselves……Well, actually I’m likely describing at least 80% of our US congress and senate.

    Ted Cruz is simply not taking the bait. Meaning, he’s not going to play that game which some in the media want of getting the GOP candidates fighting against each other.

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