CRUZ LAUGHS OFF TRUMP’S QUESTION ABOUT BIRTHPLACE
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.