Over the last few weeks, Ted Cruz has done his darnedest to remain calm and measured in his responses to Donald Trump’s accusations, name-calling and odd claims.
Just yesterday, he was confronted by an ill-mannered 10-year-old and a rude adult, and tried to patiently respond. Well, as he faces a must-win primary tonight in Indiana, it appears the Senator’s frustration has finally reached boiling point.
Today he unleashed an absolute atomic bomb of criticism against his chief rival, Donald Trump, and some of Trump’ recent allegations. He calls Trump amoral, a pathological liar and such a narcissist that even Barack Obama is shocked. He closes with an impassioned plea to the voters in the Hoosier state that “the whole country is depending on you.”
Here’s the video, and the transcript from some of the key points, courtesy of Real Clear Politics.
CRUZ: I’m going to tell you what I really think of Donald Trump. 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 in a pattern that I think is straight out of a psychology textbook, his response is to accuse everybody else of lying.
He accuses everybody on that debate stage of lying. And it’s simply a mindless yell. Whatever he does, he accuses everyone else of doing. the man cannot tell the truth, but he combines it with being a narcissist. A narcissist at a level I don’t think this country has ever seen.Donald Trump is such a narcissist that Barack Obama looks at him and goes, ‘Dude, what’s your problem?’ Everything in Donald’s world is about Donald. And he combines being a pathological liar, and I say pathological because I actually think Donald, if you hooked him up to a lie detector test, he could say one thing in the morning, one thing at noon and one thing in the evening, all contradictory and he’s pass the lie detector test each time. Whatever lie he’s telling, at that minute he believes it.
The man is utterly amoral. Morality does not exist for him. It’s why he went after Heidi directly and smeared my wife, attacked her. Apparently she’s not pretty enough for Donald Trump. I may be biased, but I think if he’s making that allegation, he’s also legally blind.
Every one of us knew bullies in elementary school. Bullies don’t come from strength, bullies come from weakness. Bullies come from a deep, yawning cavern of insecurity. There is a reason Donald builds giant buildings and puts his name on them everywhere he goes.
And I will say there are millions of people in this country who are angry. They’re angry at Washington, they’re angry at politicians who have lied to them. I understand that anger. I share that anger. And Donald is cynically exploiting that anger, and he is lying to his supporters. Donald will betray his supporters on every issue.
Yowza. That’s all I have to say.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]