Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas continued his attack on Donald Trump on April 24 with a cross-dressing joke that mocked the front-runner's support for transgender people using the bathroom that matches their gender identity (video below).
"If Donald Trump dresses up as Hillary Clinton, he still can’t go to the girls’ bathroom," Cruz stated.
Trump told the "Today' show on April 21 that North Carolina is "paying a big price" for its anti-LGBT law, notes The Hill.
Cruz and fellow GOP candidate Gov. John Kasich of Ohio have agreed to work together to deny Trump the 1,237 primary delegates he needs to secure his party's nomination before the GOP convention; Trump has called their alliance, "desperation."
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During a rally in Borden, Indiana, on April 25, Cruz told the crowd, "The reason Donald Trump is desperate is it is now abundantly clear no one is getting to 1,237," reports IndyStar.
The Cruz-Kasich alliance means Kasich won't campaign in Indiana, which holds its primary on May 3.
Cruz later told reporters:
"Donald Trump at the top of the ticket losing in a landslide would cost Republican seats all throughout the state of Indiana. If Donald Trump is the nominee, Hillary Clinton wins and Indiana's coal industry will be bankrupted.
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"Tens of thousands of jobs will be lost in the state of Indiana if Donald Trump is the nominee, because it guarantees Hillary Clinton the win. If I'm the nominee, we beat Hillary."
Cruz also told reporters the Republican presidential nomination will be decided by delegates at the GOP convention.
"Once again, I invite Donald Trump, come to Indiana," Cruz stated. "Stand in front of the voters. Do a town hall with real Hoosiers. Answer their questions. Let's have a debate."
"The great state of Indiana is a crossroads," Cruz said. "It is a crossroads for the entire country. It is big news today that John Kasich decided to pull out of Indiana to give us a head-to-head contest with Donald Trump. That is good for the men and woman of Indiana, it's good for the country."