Trump goads Cruz on eligibility to run
WAUKON, Iowa — Businessman Donald Trump taunted fellow Republican candidate, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, over his eligibility to be president and professed bafflement that he’s not beating him in Iowa polls, as a delicate detente between the two became ever more frayed. The race is intensifying with just over three weeks remaining before the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses lead off the state-by-state nominating contests. Trump leads Cruz by double digits in national polls, but the Texas senator leads in some Iowa polls, which could give him a boost heading into the Feb. 9 New Hampshire primary. With Trump in Iowa for the first time in the new year, Iowans were seeing a sharp contrast between the grinding Iowa campaign of Cruz — whose five stops Saturday completed a sixday, 28-event bus tour — and the splashy mega-rallies that have become as much Trump’s brand as his gilded hotels.