Jan. 16, 2016 9:35am Kaitlyn Schallhorn
Even as GOP presidential contender Ted Cruz faces scrutiny over failing to disclose certain loans used in a previous Senate race, Donald Trump did not miss an opportunity to bring the Texas senator’s Canadian birth into the mix.
As the New York Times reported, not only did Cruz fail to disclose a Goldman Sachs loan used for his 2012 Senate campaign, he also apparently failed to disclose a loan from Citibank for the same race. In a series of tweets Saturday morning, Trump, the Republican presidential frontrunner, eviscerated his fellow candidate and raised more questions regarding his citizenship.
“Based on the fact that Ted Cruz was born in Canada and is therefore a ‘natural born Canadian,’ did he borrow unreported loans from [Canadian] banks,” Trump tweeted.
Donald Trump speaks to Ted Cruz at a break during the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate at the North Charleston Coliseum, Thursday. (AP/Chuck Burton)
Since Cruz has crept closer to Trump in polls, the business mogul has repeatedly raised questions over Cruz’s eligibility to hold the office of president as he was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father.
“Ted Cruz said he ‘didn’t know’ that he was a Canadian Citizen. He also FORGOT to file his Goldman Sachs Million $ loan papers. Not believable,” Trump said in another tweet Saturday morning.
“Oh no, just reported that Ted Cruz didn’t report another loan, this one from Citi. Wow, no wonder banks do so well in the U.S. Senate,” Trump continued.
Trump also continued to criticized Cruz for comments he’s made about “New York values” on the campaign trail and during Fox Business’ Republican presidential debate Thursday.
“The Ted Cruz wiseguy apology to the people of New York is a disgrace. Remember, his wife’s employer, and his lender, is located there!” Trump tweeted Saturday.
Cruz’s wife, Heidi, announced last year that she was taking an unpaid leave of absence from Goldman Sachs, where she is employed as a managing director.