Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz supported his opponent for the GOP presidential nomination, Donald Trump, over the billionaire businessman’s recent comments about Mexico and his fallout with NBC.
Appearing on “Fox and Friends” on Fox News June 30, Cruz stood by Trump’s comments and defended him against the “political correctness” of NBC, namely for cutting ties with Trump on June 29.
“I like Donald Trump. I think he’s terrific, I think he’s brash, I think he speaks the truth. And I think NBC is engaging in political correctness that is silly and this is wrong,” Cruz said.
During the announcement that he would seek the White House, Trump said many immigrants crossing the border from Mexico into the U.S. are “bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists.” After a feud with television network Univision, which refused to participate in Trump’s Miss USA Pageant, NBC also severed business ties with Trump due to his comments.
During his inaugural speech, Trump continued to talk about immigrants saying, “some, I assume, are good people” and later stated that the Latino population supports him.
“I do great with Latino voters. I employ so many Latinos, I have so many people working for me. The Latinos love Trump, and I love them,” Trump said in an appearance on CNN.
Cruz, a Cuban-American, agreed with Trump’s statement and did not believe he should apologize for what he said, as many have called him out to do so.
“He has a way of speaking that gets attention. And I credit him for focusing on an issue that needs to be focused on,” Cruz continued.
Cruz also ridiculed NBC for firing Trump in the wake of his controversial comments.
“I don’t think you should apologize for speaking out against the problem that is illegal immigration. I recognize that the PC world of the mainstream media, they don’t want to admit it, but the American people are fed up,” Cruz added.
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