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Trump: Lyin' Ted Doesn't Have the Temperament to Be President

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Today Donald Trump said that his rival Ted Cruz engages in “over-the-top rhetoric” and does not have the temperament to be president of the United States.

Trump was responding to Cruz’s harsh words earlier today in which he called the GOP front-runner a pathological liar and a narcissist who engages in psychological projection. 

This man is a pathological liar. He doesn’t know the difference between truth and lies. He lies — practically every word that comes out of his mouth. And he has a pattern that I think is straight out of a psychology textbook. His response is to accuse everybody else of lying. Whatever he does, he accuses everyone else of doing.”

Cruz continued, “The man cannot tell the truth but he combines it with being a narcissist. A narcissist at a level that I don’t think this country has ever seen. He’s such a narcissist that Barack Obama looks at him and goes, ‘dude! what’s your problem!’

The Donald released a statement responding to —  what he called — Cruz’s “ridiculous outburst”:

Ted Cruz is a desperate candidate trying to save his failing campaign. It is no surprise he has resorted to his usual tactics of over-the-top rhetoric that nobody believes. Over the last week, I have watched Lyin’ Ted become more and more unhinged as he is unable to react under the pressure and stress of losing, in all cases by landslides, the last six primary elections — in fact, coming in last place in all but one of them. Today’s ridiculous outburst only proves what I have been saying for a long time, that Ted Cruz does not have the temperament to be President of the United States.

Via Twitchy, here’s what some folks on Twitter had to say about Donald’s comments:

Does he really want to go there? Well, why not? As Trump once said, he could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot people and he wouldn’t lose his supporters. Demonstrating that he can lie and project as well as any leftist is no biggie compared to that.