Donald Trump calls Ted Cruz a “nasty guy” as he amps-up his campaign with Cruz growing closer in numbers. You have to admit, Trump might come off as obnoxious, but when asked why all of the sudden he’s attacking Cruz, he said what no other politician would ever say.
Trump conveyed that he’s upped the ante by spotlighting Cruz’s faults because Cruz is gaining in popularity! The guy told the truth! Trump weaves truth into politics –- how refreshing!
According to the Huffington Post on January 17, Trump calling Cruz a “nasty guy” wasn’t all the real estate mogul had to say about his competition. Trump opened the flood gates during his interview with ABC’s “This Week.”
Trump said, “Look, the truth is, he’s a nasty guy. Nobody likes him. Nobody in Congress likes him. Nobody likes him anywhere once they get to know him. He’s a very –- he’s got an edge that’s not good. You can’t make deals with people like that and it’s not a good thing. It’s not a good thing for the country. Very nasty guy,” as reported on ABC News.
The Huffington Post reports “Cruz in fact alienated many of his Senate colleagues (along with members of George W. Bush’s 2000 presidential campaign, a college roommate and others).” Putting the shoe on the other foot the Huffington Post also reminds their readers that some of the things Trump has said in the past could be considered “nasty things to do, particularly as a politician.”
They cite the examples of when Trump “called Latino immigrants ‘rapists’ and called for “a complete shutdown” on all Muslim transportation to the United States.” Right about now can’t you just hear that Janet Jackson song “Nasty” playing in the background!
Actually if Cruz wanted to show a sense of humor and at the same time demonstrate that Trump is not getting under his skin, he could walk out on stage to Janet Jackson’s song. The lyrics to “Nasty” fit right in here with all the “nasty” allegations today. The chorus goes like this, “Nasty Nasty boys, don’t mean a thing, huh / Oh you nasty boys / Nasty Nasty boys, don’t ever change, huh / Oh you nasty boys!…”
In an age where “Saturday Night Live” is seen as a badge of honor for politicians, maybe Cruz could wash away the ‘nasty guy’ tag by embracing it humorously? This something many could see Trump doing if the shoe was on the other foot!
The war of words and “nastiness” reflects the Iowa polls as Trump and Cruz run neck to neck. Don’t forget Trump isn’t a politician, so his default mode of telling the truth, no matter how absurd it may sound at times, is working for him.
No matter how much the critics have tried, they can’t tie him up in a lie. That means a lot to the American people right now, probably more than in any other time in campaign history. So when Trump comes out and blatantly admits he is going after Cruz today because Cruz is gaining in popularity, there’s something about this that is almost endearing.
Trump painting Cruz as untrustworthy might just work because Trump has spelled out the truth throughout his campaign so far. Donald Trump is “brilliant” with his one-line zingers, according to Mary Anne Marsh, who has 20 years experience in the political field. She spoke live on Fox News Monday morning. She thinks Trump has a knack for making those zingers stick. Only time will tell if Cruz is stuck with “nasty guy” hovering over the politician.