Watch: Trump Raises Bible in the Air, the 8 Words He Says Next Will Make Cruz Fans FURIOUS

By Melody Dareing. Trump has been increasingly proactive in sparring with Cruz in recent public meetings, questioning his faith and referring to his father’s Cuban immigration. Trump’s latest jab came in a Dec. 29 campaign stomp to reach Iowa conservatives. During that rally, Trump waved a Bible in the air and aimed a political arrow at Cruz, who remains a darling of evangelical Christians.

“Just remember this. You got to remember in all fairness, to the best of my knowledge, not too many evangelicals come out of Cuba,” Trump said” . . .

The controversial comments are a switch from interaction between the billionaire and the Texan earlier in the campaign. Trump and Cruz have, up until now, showed admiration for one another. Cruz defended some of Trump’s comments on issues immigration and Trump said he would consider Cruz as a running mate . . .

Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz, 76, is a Christian speaker and evangelical pastor. The senator’s mother is originally from Delaware and the Texas politician was born in Alberta, Canada, when his parents were working in the oil business . . .

A reason for the sudden Trump turn on Cruz is the latest Real Clear Politics polls, according to the pundits. While Trump remains well in the lead in national polls with 35.6 percent support to 18.6 supporting Cruz in second place, the Texas senator has gained the lead in all-important Iowa. Iowa polls show that Cruz is at 30.3 percent to Trump’s 27.5 percent. Rubio is third in Iowa polls at 12 percent. (Read more from “Watch: Trump Raises Bible in the Air, the 8 Words He Says Next Will Make Cruz Fans FURIOUS” HERE)


At Trump South Carolina Rally, Rival Cruz Casts Long Shadow

By Emily Flitter. Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump filled a hotel ballroom with over 2,000 people for a rally on Wednesday, attracting die-hard supporters as he has in other cities, but was dogged by a rival who is also very popular in South Carolina: Ted Cruz.

A dozen people interviewed by Reuters said the Texas senator offered a strong alternative to the loud-mouthed New York businessman, though more than half still planned to vote for Trump.

“If he doesn’t drop out of the race, I’m definitely going to vote for him,” Daniel Barrett, 48, said of Trump. When asked why he added the caveat about Trump staying in the race, Barrett said: “He might be rallying the troops for someone else, for Cruz.”

Barrett said his ideal presidential ticket would be Trump, with Cruz as his running mate. “I like Donald Trump’s bold, straightforward America theme,” he said. “But Cruz, I think, is very articulate. He’s solid on the issues.”

South Carolina’s primary election, in which Republicans and Democrats will each choose a nominee from their party to compete in the November 2016 presidential election, is set to be the third state contest, after Iowa’s caucus and New Hampshire’s primary in early February. Winning in South Carolina offers a candidate crucial momentum going into a slate of state elections held on a single day in early March, known as Super Tuesday. (Read more from “At Trump South Carolina Rally, Rival Cruz Casts Long Shadow” HERE)

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  • MikefromNC

    Even fewer evangelicals come out of New York City.

    • Naturalism

      The Bible and God have been props for narcissistic campaigns since before you or I were born, and will be after we are both dead.

      • MikefromNC

        That’s probably true.

        My point is that Trump holding a Bible doesn’t make him a Christian any more than my holding an owner’s manual makes me a Chevrolet.

        He may have areas where he can attack Cruz, but I don’t think his faith or his Constitutional literacy are good choices. As a matter of fact, neither are his intelligence, debate skills, or conservative credentials.

        On second thought, maybe Trump shouldn’t attack Cruz at all. I don’t see a winner for him there.

        • Naturalism

          For sure. Trump’s Bible thumping is so ridiculous and over-the-top that it’s hard for me to believe that the dedicated Christian voters are buying it. I mean, I think most Bible thumping is ridiculous, but Donald Trump’s is so transparent that it makes me think (even) less of the people who are following the message. It really underscores their own hypocrisy. They don’t want a Christian President, they just want a guy who will hold up the Bible (literally!) while saying racist things.

          • bobgreen2009

            Just because you were a lousy enough person to realize your need for a Savior doesn’t qualify you for a secular management position. Especially a position where nice guys are tossed into the DC chipper and come out unrecognizable on the other side. Quite frankly we need a turn-around hatchet man with a sack of nuts, bolts and wrenches to toss into that shredder. The stockholders are pissed and want the whole current management structure torn down and replaced. That said, I do like Cruz and definitely want to see him become part of the new management team. He’s proved himself under fire.

    • henryknox

      Having been in the room when Rafael prays, I believe he is an evangelical.

      • MikefromNC

        I’ve been there as well, and I completely agree. And his son (Ted) didn’t fall far from the tree!

    • TheEye

      How about Odufus and his claims? Talk about illegitimate (lots of puns with that word)!!!

  • Dan Williams

    Restoring Liberty by Joe Miller uses lesbians sucking face as props to get you to click for more ad revenue. Shameful. I’d like to think only liberals do that sort of garbage.

    • bobgreen2009

      Where did you see that?

    • bobgreen2009

      Dan, I didn’t see a reply yet, so let me propose what I think actually happened. Ads from places like Google AdWords will feed ads directly to you based on your previous preferences and places you or someone using your machine have visited. Joe Miller would have no control over that, other than to allow advertisers access through his web pages to show ads targeted to your interests. If you use Facebook or any of the social media, you might be surprised to see some of the ads shown to some of your guests. Once again, has nothing to do with you, it’s about the websites users of their computers have shown interest in. Hope that helps.

  • JosephinaAngelina

    OK Donald, you’ve got me convinced – that you are a total jerk.

  • Brian Artzberger

    Trump says some of the dumbest things. The guy simply doesn’t know when to shut his mouth. Why would a man who doesn’t even know if he’s “saved” question another man’s faith? Trump can be a real moron at times.

  • AHP1081

    Finally, I find a site with some intelligent people on it. I keep getting attacked when I call trump a “used car salesman”.

  • Bob Trower

    That was a very stupid statement from Trump. But, if you think about it… most of Trump,s statements are either stupid or meaningless. There was no reason nor did it make any since for Trump to say any thing about Cruz’s religion. At least Cruz is true to his religion.