The race for the Republican presidential nomination continues to be marked by mud-slinging. After threatening to "spill the beans" on Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas's wife, Heidi Cruz, Donald Trump took to Twitter and retweeted a back-to-back comparison photo of his wife and his rival's.
On Mar. 23, Trump retweeted the vicious meme, which shows Mrs. Cruz in an unflattering photo next to a picture of Melania Trump, Us Weekly notes. The meme is captioned: "No need to 'spill the beans.' The images are worth a thousand words."
The retweet was in response to an earlier confrontation between the two GOP candidates, after Mr. Trump called out Sen. Cruz for using a picture of Mrs. Trump from a 2000 British GQ nude photoshoot.
"Be carful, Lyin' Ted," Mr. Trump tweeted on Mar. 22, according to Us Weekly, "or I will spill the beans on your wife!"
Though Trump has yet to follow through on the threat, Sen. Cruz fired back at the billionaire for criticizing his wife's looks.
"Donald, real men don't attack women," Sen. Cruz wrote on Twitter on Mar. 23. "Your wife is lovely, and Heidi is the love of my life."
Both Mr. and Mrs. Cruz have denied that the Texas senator's campaign had anything to do with the posting the nude photo of Mrs. Trump.
"You probably know by now that most of the things Donald Trump says have no basis in reality," Mrs. Cruz told reporters, according to the Washington Post.
In an interview with the Today Show on Mar. 24, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina bashed the two candidates for the feud over their spouses.
"Talk about things that people really care about and knock this crap off because these are serious times, and you're not behaving like you want to be president of the United States," he said. "You're behaving like you're on a reality TV show."
"The bottom line is when you think it can't get worse, hey guys, knock it off," Graham added. "The world is falling apart. Man up. You've got great wives and great families."
He jokingly added that it's a "good year to be single."
Graham, who previously expressed his disdain for Sen. Cruz and hasn't held back on his anti-Trump feelings, recently endorsed Cruz because he believes Mr. Trump would be "a disaster for our country."
"I think he'd a disastrous commander in chief," he said. "I think Ted and I have more of a world view than Mr. Trump."