Ted Cruz lashed back at Donald Trump Thursday afternoon after the Republican front-runner retweeted an unflattering photo of his wife, Heidi Cruz.
Ted Cruz called Trump a “sniveling coward” and told him to leave his wife “the hell alone” in his most forceful comments yet on the imbroglio.
“It’s not easy to tick me off. I don’t get angry often,” Cruz told reporters while campaigning in Wisconsin. “But you mess with my wife, you mess with my kids, that’ll do it every time. Donald, you are a sniveling coward and leave Heidi the hell alone.”
“Our spouses and our children are off bounds,” Cruz warned. “It is not acceptable for a big loud New York bully to attack my wife.”
The Texas senator said Trump is scared by “strong women” and that “real men don’t try to bully women.”
Asked if he would support Trump if he is the nominee, Cruz said simply, “I will beat him.”
Trump already has the worst favorability rating among female voters of the remaining Republican presidential hopefuls. A whopping seventy percent of female voters have negative views of the Donald, compared to a mere 21 percent who view him favorably. His disgraceful attacks on Ted Cruz’s wife will certainly not help him win over female voters.