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Donald Trump Calls Sen. Ted Cruz 'Anchor Baby,' Cruz Responds (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump attacked his rival, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, on Jan. 29 during an appearance in New Hampshire (video below).

“Now, Ted Cruz may not be a U.S. citizen, right?” Trump stated, notes The Hill.

"But, he's an anchor baby," Trump added. "Ted Cruz is an anchor baby in Canada, but Canada doesn’t accept anchor babies; they just waited a long time."

Trump has used the term "anchor baby" before when describing undocumented immigrants who come to America and have children. "Anchor baby" is a pejorative term for a child born in the U.S. to a foreign national mother who is not lawfully admitted for permanent residence, according to the Wikipedia entry.

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Trump has repeatedly questioned whether Cruz would be able to serve as president, but Cruz's mother was an American citizen when she gave birth to him in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, making Cruz a natural-born U.S. citizen.

Cruz was asked on Jan. 29 by MSNBC about Trump's "anchor baby" insult, notes Mediaite.com.

"I like Donald and he's welcome to say whatever he likes," Cruz replied while campaigning in Fenton, Iowa.

"I like and respect him, that's all I've got to say," Cruz added. "And right now, it's up to the voters to decide."

Sources: The Hill, Mediaite.com, Wikipedia / Photo Credit: Fox 10 Phoenix.com via YouTube Screenshot

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