Early on in the race, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump played nice with each other. They were both anti-establishment and it helped them to fight together against Washington.
Then they became the two front-runners and everything changed.
Now there are even legal threats going back and forth. Here’s what CNN reports on the campaign trail:
The dust-up is over an ad Cruz’s campaign is airing in South Carolina that paints Trump as supportive of abortion rights — featuring a 1999 clip in which Trump calls himself “very pro-choice.”
Cruz said Wednesday said that Trump’s lawyers have sent his campaign a cease and desist letter ordering Cruz’s campaign to take down the spot, and the Texas senator is calling the billionaire businessman’s bluff.
At a press conference while campaigning in South Carolina, Cruz had a bold reply for Trump.
“I have to say to Mr. Trump, you have been threatening frivolous lawsuits for your entire adult life,”
– Ted Cruz
“If you want to file a lawsuit challenging this ad, claiming defamation, file the lawsuit,” he continued.
Here is the ad that Trump is threatening to sue over:
Do you think Donald Trump is right and should sue? Or is Cruz right to point out past comments?