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sioux cen­ter, iowa» Ted Cruz tried to make a joke Tues­day out of Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial ri­val Don­ald Trump’s rais­ing ques­tions about whether the Texas se­na­tor’s birth in Canada could be a li­a­bil­ity if he be­comes the GOP’s nominee.

Trump told The Wash­ing­ton Post that Cruz’s Cana­dian birth­place and his hold­ing a dou­ble pass­port was a “very pre­car­i­ous” is­sue that “a lot of peo­ple are talk­ing about.”

Cruz, in re­sponse to ques­tions about Trump’s com­ments, said the best way to re­spond was to laugh it off and “move on to the is­sues that mat­ter.” Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, in 1970 while his par­ents were work­ing in the oil busi­ness there. His mother, Eleanor, is from Delaware, while his fa­ther, Rafael, is a Cuban who be­came a U.S. cit­i­zen in 2005.

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