Sen. Ted Cruz scared a little girl during his speech sponsored by the Strafford County Republican Committee in New Hampshire on March 15.
Cruz claimed the economy is a "disaster," even though unemployment has gone down, and that the Affordable Care Act is a "train wreck," but failed to mention the 16 million Americans who have gained health insurance.
“And the Obama-Clinton foreign policy of leading from behind, the whole world is on fire,” claimed Cruz, reports RawStory.com (video below).
Cruz's claim was met with skepticism by the little girl.
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Tampa Bay Times political editor Adam Smith tweeted: "Ted Cruz literally just scared a little girl in NH. 'The world is on fire?!' she asked, repeating his line on Obama-Clinton foreign policy."
“The world is on fire, yes, your world is on fire!” the Texas Republican told the girl and her mom.
Cruz then tried to backtrack his inflammatory claim, "But you know what? Your mommy is here and everyone is here to make sure that the world you grow up in is even better."
The audience applauded Cruz.