Trump goads Cruz on el­i­gi­bil­ity to run

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OPINION - The As­so­ci­ated Press

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.

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