Cruz says Trump is afraid of having to defend his record
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said late Tuesday that Donald Trump’s fear of defending his record is behind the GOP front-runner's boycott of the next Fox News GOP presidential debate.That may be the case, and even if it isn't the case his failure to show up gives Cruz an opening to present his own argument about Trump's record and Trump will not be there to explain why he did it.
“The reality is, the reason Donald is doing this — I actually don’t think it’s because of [Fox News host] Megyn [Kelly] at all,” he said on Fox News’s “Hannity."
“I think it’s because he’s afraid to defend his record, that he knows he can’t defend his record, and he’s trying to hide from the voters of Iowa,” Cruz said six days from the first voting state’s caucuses next Monday.
“He’s not willing to stand up and explain why he supports Bernie Sanders-style, full-on socialized medicine, expanding ObamaCare so the federal government is in charge of our healthcare,” he said, tying Trump with the Democratic presidential contender.
“He can’t explain why today he supports taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood,” Cruz added.
“He can’t explain why he supported Obama’s stimulus plan and supported Obama’s TARP bail-out of the big banks. He doesn’t want to answer those questions, and he refuses to show up.”