Not so presidential. GOP front-runner Donald Trump made an ominous threat on Twitter on Tuesday, March 22, against his Republican opponent Ted Cruz and his wife, Heidi Cruz.
The real estate mogul, 69, was upset over an independent super PAC’s Facebook ad that was targeted specifically to conservative Mormon voters in Utah. The online ad funded by Make America Awesome included a photo of Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, posing nude in a 2000 British GQ shoot.
An outraged Trump blasted a tweet on Tuesday night that read: “Be careful, Lyin’ Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife!”
Shortly after, Cruz, 45, replied on Twitter: “Pic of your wife not from us. Donald, if you try to attack Heidi, you’re more of a coward than I thought. #classless.” Mrs. Cruz is a senior executive at Goldman Sachs, who took a sabbatical to join her husband’s presidential campaign team.
It remains unknown what Trump was referring to in his tweet, but Cruz defended his response in an interview with CNN’s New Day on Wednesday morning. “If Donald wants to get in a character fight, he’s better off sticking with me, because Heidi is way out of his league,” Cruz told the show’s host Chris Cuomo.
Cruz took Utah in the state’s primary on Tuesday night, which he speculated upset Trump. “The reason he’s doing that is because he had a very bad night last night. He got clobbered in Utah,” the Texas senator said of his opponent. “The tweet he was unhappy about was not even a super PAC supporting me. It is an independent group. I don’t know them.”
While Trump lost Utah on Tuesday night, he won the Arizona primary.
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